Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Horton
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Dorothy B. “Dottie” Horton, 87, a resident of Athens, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday night, Jan. 31, 2013, in an Athens Health Care facility.

She was born on June 16, 1925, in Chesterfield, S.C., a daughter of the late Carl and Beulah Burris. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Horton; parents; one sister, Stella Knighten; and one brother, Clyde Burris.

She had made the Cleveland and Athens area her home for the past 53 years, moving here from Rock Hill, S.C.

She was of the Christian faith and worked for many years at Carroll Printing locally. She was a devoted mother, wife and grandmother. She dearly loved her grandchildren and was especially proud of great-grandson, Caden Troy Smith.

She was musically inclined, playing the piano, organ and accordion for various churches. She also enjoyed knitting, crochet and various crafts. For our family, she lives on through those she loved and who loved her, and in the example of faith and courage she provided.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory two daughters: Wanda Kay Charles and husband John, and Wanda Ruth Bourne; one sister, Estelle Burris; two brothers: Frank Burris (Frances) and Bill Burris (June); five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Thelma Burris; and numerous other extended family members and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Sunset Memorial Gardens located on North Lee Highway in Cleveland with the Revs. Gary Sears and Jamie Sears officiating. John Charles, T. J. Smith, Steve Knighten and Randall Burris will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Frank Burris and Bill Burris.

The family will receive friends in the parlor of Companion Funeral & Cremation Service, located at 2415 Georgetown Road N.W., from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. Monday prior to leaving for the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga at P.O. Box 46, Chattanooga, TN 37401 in memory of Ms. Dottie.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Dottie and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at