by Bailey Richards
Civitas News Service
Edmond Dotson 83, of Pinsonfork, Ky., passed away Thursday November 8, 2012, at Pikeville Medical Center.
He was born October 9, 1929, at Ransom, Ky., the son of the late Nelt and Gracie George Dotson.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Louise Watson Dotson; brother, Earsel Dotson; sisters, Blanche Coleman, Opal Norman and Thelma Ratliff; and a half-brother, Elmer New.
Edmond was a retied coal miner with Eastern Coal Corp, a member of the UMWA, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Victory in Jesus Church.
Survivors include his son, Edward Lee (Nancy) Dotson of Pinsonfork; daughter, Anita Louise (Rick) Morris of Dacula, Ga.; brothers, Paul Dotson, Tennis Dotson, Ralph Dotson, Ray Dotson and Glenn Dotson; sisters, Edna Totten, Geraldine Telfer and Oakaline Comer; half-brother, Harold New; grandchildren, Brandon (Nichole) Morris, Aaron Morris, Jeff (Ashley) Dotson and Alanne (Bobby) Norman; step-grandchildren, Angel (Troy) Chafins and Craig (Rose Kevish) Pinson; great-grandchild, Javon Dotson; step-great-grandchildren, Breanna Hatfield, Dakota Chafins, Madison Chafins and Kira Pinson; and a host of loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 12, at 11 a.m. in the R. E. Rogers Fuenral Home Chapel with Mike Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Belfry Chapter #141 DAV will conduct military graveside services. Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Funeral Home Chapel with special services Saturday at 7 p.m. with Mike Elswick officiating and Sunday at 7 p.m. with Mike Smith officiating.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.
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