Elvis Dotson

SOUTHAVEN – Elvis Delane “Bud” Dotson, 79, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Baptist Desoto in Southaven. He was born July 5, 1933, to Elvis and Nora Dotson. He was a Baptist and a painter.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Bro. Johnny Cherry officiating. Burial will be in Ellzey Cemetery in Vardaman. Southern Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his children, Ronald Dotson of Memphis, Barbara Rowland (Bobby) of Memphis, Sharon Dotson of Memphis, and Mark Sappington of Myrtle; one brother, Gerald Dotson (Marilyn) of Reagan, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and his caregiver, Melinda Clayton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Dotson; two children, James Dotson and Judy Hardin; three sisters, Ella Mae York, Olene Montgomery and Sarah Bevill; and four brothers, Charles Dotson, Quitman Dotson, Butch Dotson, and Sonny Dotson

Pallbearers are Wesley Hardin, Johnny Huffman, Jamie Cheney, Harley Sappington, Nathan Sappington, and D.J. Pulley.

Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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