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Dorothy "Dot" Thornton Adams passed away on June 25, 2013. Dot was an elementary school teacher, devoted to her beloved students at work and to her family and church at home. She had many interests at various times in her life, including painting, gardening, sewing and fishing. Most of all, Dot loved to travel. Along with her husband, Arlon, and their children, Steve and Jay, Dot traveled for many years throughout North America. Over the years, her grandchildren and family friends also joined Dot and Arlon on their trips.
Dot was preceded in death by her Father, John Dewey Thornton, her mother Audie Simmons Thornton and her siblings, Dale, Douglas, Donald, Jimmie Faye, and Perkins. Dot is survived by her husband of nearly 56 years, Arlon, as well as her sons Steve and Jay, their wives, Lucy and Rayne; her grandchildren, Chris Adams, Brandi Adams Watters, Sean Adams and Ashleigh Adams; and her great grandchildren, Tyler Adams, Brayden McCarley, and Kinzlee Watters. She is also survivd by a host of nieces and nephews and dear friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Start Baptist Church. The funeral service celebrating Dot's life will be on the following Friday at 10:00 a.m., also at Start Baptist Church under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home-Rayville.
Pallbearers are Tommy Parker, Don Parker, Will Minchew, Wesley Pace, Ron Mason, Brent Mason, Chris Adams and Sean Adams.
Full obituary and Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com
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Published in The News Star on June 27, 2013