Dorothy Lawrence

Hamilton County

Dorothy Hines Lawrence, 80, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at a local healthcare facility."Dot" as she was affectionately known is a graduated from Howard Highs Class of 1951. She was formerly employed with Chattanooga Public Schools as a substitute teacher for the following schools, Avondale Elementary, Joseph E. Smith and Clara Carpenter. Dorothy also performed private sitting "CNA" in private homes, St. Barnabas and later at the Davis Nursing Home.She was a faithful member of Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church where she served in the following areas; Sunday school teacher, Senior Choir, Missionary Society, Womens Auxiliary. She also represented Rose of Sharon in the BM& E (Baptist, Missionary and Educational) Society at the District Meetings. During her personal time she enjoyed the following hobbies of bowling, traveling, softball and singing.She was preceded in death by her both husbands, Otis Hines and Lindsey Lawrence; parents, John and Christine Bigoms; brother, Williams Bigoms; sister, Gussie Manns; sister-in-law, Maggie Bigoms and nephew, Michael D. Bigoms.Survivors include brother, Tony C. Bigoms, Sr. of Atlanta; nephews, Curtis R. Bigoms, Sr. and Tony C. Bigoms, both of Chattanooga; nieces, Bernadette (Carlos) Lavender, of Georgia and Quennechous "CC" Bigoms Posley, of Chattanooga; great-nephew, Pasqueal Bigoms, Curtis R. Bigoms Jr., Jonah Gadsden, Tyler Lavender and Tony Bigoms III; great-niece, Camille Lavender, all of Atlanta; devoted cousins, Robert and Elroy Bailey, of Chattanooga and Barbara Register, of Staten Island, N.Y.; a host of other relatives and friends.Services will be held at noon Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Moore officiating. Interment in National Cemetery.The body will lie in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave. 622-9995.

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