Monday, June 4, 2012

Georgia M. (Sutton) Doolin 1916-2005

Georgia M. Doolin, daughter of the late Alexander Dotson and Savilla Antonia (Payne) Sutton, was born January 11, 1916 in Hanna, Missouri where she grew up and attended elementary school at Fairview School and the Cave Springs School. She attended Richland High School. As a young girl, Georgia accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized.

At the age of 18, Georgia began her life as a working adult. Her first job was as a child caregiver for (Judge) Doug Long after which she worked at the Red Front Grocery for Floyd Mooney. Mr. and Mrs. Mooney had her leave the store in order to care for their children. Georgia went to work at the Fort Leonard Wood Exchange for a short time before beginning her employment at Jim's Market where she was employed for 31 years.

On July 4, 1937, Georgia was united in marriage to Willie A. "Cotton" Doolin in Waynesville, Missouri. They shared over 43 years of marriage together and were blessed with five children: Nancy, Mary, Willie, Benny and Robert. Cotton preceded her in death on April 5, 1980.

Georgia loved her family and treasured the times that she spent with them, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesville and attended as often as she could.

Georgia went home to be with her Lord, surrounded by her loving family at 12:30 P.M. Monday, January 3, 2005 in the James River Care Center of Springfield, Missouri at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 24 days.

Georgia will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by her two daughters: Nancy Quick and her husband, Alfred and Mary Smith, all of Springfield, MO; two sons: Bill Doolin and his wife, Nancy of Dixon, MO and Benny Doolin of Waynesville, MO; one brother: Willis Sutton and two sisters-in-law of the state of Oregon; 6 grandchildren: Robert Quick of Springfield, MO, Susan Howser of Ozark, MO, Kim Riffe of Crocker, MO, Terry Smith of St. Joe, MO, Terry Vance of Springfield, MO and Jennifer Withers of Dixon, MO; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; several other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Georgia was preceded in death by three brothers: Claude, Robert and Homer; three sisters: Jewell, Nancy, and Pearl; one son: Robert; one grandson: Jeffrey; two nephews and one son-in-law: Robert Smith.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 8, 2005 in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Rev. Richard Breeden officiating. J.B. King, friend of the family, gave a beautiful eulogy. Soloist Gilbert Crismon sang "Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross" and "In The Garden" and was accompanied by Pianist Becky Lercher. Serving as escorts were Lee Howser, J.B. King, Aaron Quick, Robert Quick, John Riffe and Terry Smith. Serving as honorary escorts were David, Jim, Robert and Steve Dodds, Freddie Merrill, Terry Vance and Toby Withers.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested in memory of Georgia Doolin to the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund and may be left at Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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