Dorris Oxford

Hamilton County

Dorris "Dot" Marie Cordell Oxford, 92, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. She was born in Hamilton County, Tenn., and had been a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Northwest Georgia area. She was employed at Fleetwood Coffee Company for twenty nine years. She also had worked at Chattanooga Bakery and Kingwood Pharmacy. She had attended Mission Ridge Baptist Church and 26th Street Baptist Church. She was the past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her Father, Corbet Jessie Cordell; mother, Ida Marie Schaich Cordell Qualls; and step- father, T. W. Qualls; husband, Isaac Titus Oxford; sister, Louise Cordell; twin brother, Morris and brothers, Richard and Fay Cordell; niece, Susie Cordell; nephews, Larry and Michael Cordell.She is survived by her sister, Hazel Cordell Brinkley (Billy) Gordy; nieces, Lisa (James) Brinkley Smith, Cathy (Pat) Brinkley Hammack, Joy (Gale) Cordell Muir, Wendy Campbell Humphreys, Debbie Cordell, Martha (George) Linkous McBee, Mary Alice (Terrell) Linkous Welborn; nephews, Tom Cordell, Jim (April) Cordell, Fay "Junior" Cordell, Jr.; several great nieces and great nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. 9 p.m. today and Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, prior to the service. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel with Reverends, Greg Fox and Charles Vandergriff officiating. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens-South, Rossville, Georgia. The family would like to thank Dots caregivers: Hazel, Lisa and James, Sarah, Hannah, Mikayla and Jessica Smith and a very special heartfelt thanks to Dr. William Horton, Elise, Phyllis, Tonya, Diane, Brandi and everyone else at Hearth & Hutcheson Hospice. Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Online register book at

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