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Raymond “Eugene” Dotson, 68, of Ransom, Ky., passed away Friday, August 3, 2012, surrounded by family and friends at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Ky.

Born July 9, 1944, in Pike County, Ky., a son of the late Dennis Dotson and Mary Magdaline (Hatfield) Dotson of Ransom.

Besides his father he was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Gilford and Charles “Brother” Dotson; and nephew, Butchie McCoy.

Eugene was hardworking, strong and loving to all. He loved his family, neighbors, and friends. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was a coal miner for 28 years of his life. He always had a smile for everyone he met and loved making others smile too. He always showed his strength, love and devotion to his family.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Shirley (West) Dotson of Ransom; one son, Chad (Jeannie) Dotson of Ransom; one daughter, Eugenia (Brian) Whitt of Ransom; granddaughters, Briona and Chasity Whitt; three brothers, Burl (Glenna) Dotson of Ransom, Dwight (Kelli) Dotson of Ransom, and Wendell (Annie) Dotson of Sullivan County, Tenn.; four sisters, Helen Dotson of Ransom, Gail (Eugene) Gibbs of Ransom, Lola McCoy of Ransom, and Janet Flo (Larry) Scott of Hardy, Ky.; a host of nieces, nephews and an abundance of friends.

Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, August 5, at the Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., with Raymond Stanley, Paul Varney, Shawn and Jeff Dotson officiating. Burial will follow in the Willie Jake Hager Cemeter, Ransom, with Dwayne Dotson, Van Gibbs, Dennis Gibbs, Joey Dotson, Andy Bowling, Dale Whitt and J.B. Dotson serving a pallbearers. Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Saturday Evening at Rogers Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be made at rerogersfuneralhome.com.

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