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Othella "Dottie" Gunning

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Gunning Othella "Dottie" Gunning, 68, of Galloway, OH, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2017 after her battle with cancer. Othella was born in South Williamson, KY on May 9, 1948 and spent most of her childhood in Matewan, WV before moving to Ohio. As an adult, she lived in Winter Garden, FL with her children until 1992 when she moved back to Columbus, OH. Othella is survived by her seven children, Kelli (John) Sanchez, Nathan (Stephanie) Gunning, Robyn (David) Hall, Charles (Dana) Gunning, Eric (Dawn) Gunning, Travis (Krystal) Gunning, Tyler (Nayely) Wickham; 16 grandchildren (who referred to her as "Granny" and who she affectionately give nicknames to): Mathew "Taco"(Yesenia), Johnny "Boots", Dustin "Duster" (Cori), Zachary "ZacPac", Rachel "Rach", Sophie "Lil Dottie", Skyler "Sky Pie", Jack "Just Jack", Jayden "Flossy Mae" Isabella "Izzy", Layla "Two Two", Alexis "Oompa", Charlie "Chi Chi", Tyler "Jefe", Nathaniel "Monkey Shine", Grey Damien "El Chopo"; four great grandchildren, Leila "LZ", Isaias "Izzy", Kylie "Gingersnap" Abella "Abby, Bella, Bubbles"; close family friend, Ron Starkey; two brothers, Charles "Sonny" (Mary) DeBoard and Robert "Butter" (Wanda) DeBoard; and one sister, Lula "Frog" Cisco; several nieces and nephews, and many other family and friends. Othella was preceded in death by her parents Robert "Big Daddy" DeBoard and Cleo "Big Mommy" Layne DeBoard, brother Jack (Joy) DeBoard, sisters Margaret Evell, Vicki Wright, Marie "Sissy" Norwood, and Topsey Shapre and her grandparents. A memorial service and lunch is being held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. at New Beginnings Church, located at 492 Williams Road, Columbus, OH 43207.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 22, 2017
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