Dorothy "Dot" Pierce, age 88 of Chipley, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Dot was born June 25, 1925 in West Medway, Mass., to the late Willis George and Lillian (Rosborough) Bell. A graduate of Deddham High School in Deddham, Mass., she had been a resident of Chipley for the past 55 years, coming from Tampa. In addition to her family she loved gardening, dancing and floral designing. She was a member of the Chipley Garden Club and Spanish Trail Playhouse.
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Dot is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Frank A. Pierce and a son, Scot A. Pierce.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra L. Pierce (Melinda K. Mallett) of Bonifay and Marsha P. Mongoven (Tim) of Lynn Haven.; grandchildren, Trisha G. Dasinger (Dustin) of Panama City and Kelly M. Barefoot (Wally) of Panama City; great grandchildren, Haiden, Katelyn, Abby and Jackson; one brother, Harold Leslie Bell (Lorraine) of Sharron, Mass; two nieces, Laurie Kuschell and Diane Bell (Frank).
Memorial services were held Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Brickyard Road Chapel in Chipley. The family received friends one hour prior to services. The family suggested that everyone honor Dot's favorite color, pink, at the services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice, 1330 South Blvd., Chipley, Florida or to Tommy Hamm Sr. Cancer Center, 301 West 26th St. Lynn Haven, Florida 32444. Friends and family may sign the online register at http://www.brownfh.net/.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Feb. 5, 2014