Dorothy Carlson Riggins - SAVANNAH - Dorothy Carlson Riggins, 84, died at home surrounded by her family Thursday, August 11, 2011 under Hospice care. She was born in Waycross, Georgia, raised in Savannah and lived in Thunderbolt most of her life. Dorothy worked for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad until 1954 before becoming a fulltime mother and homemaker. She was a member of Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church, a former member of Hull Memorial Presbyterian Church and a member of the White Star Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Charles Porter Riggins; her parents, Victor Robert and Caroline Morse Carlson; brothers, Victor R. Carlson, Clarence O. Carlson, Robert F. Carlson and Earl D. Carlson; sister, Hulda C. Pinckney, and her twin sister, Doris C. Galane. Surviving are her daughters, Nancy Riggins Taylor (Rufus) and Rebecca Riggins Ross (Rick); grandchildren, Charles R. Taylor (Ashley), Stephanie R. Taylor, Ann R. McLaughlin (Michael), Carol R. White (Andrew); great-grandchildren, Joey and Ethan Guckenberger, Ian Evans, Emmeline and Brock Taylor, Ella and Scarlet McLaughlin, and many special nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 14, 2011 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 15, 2011 at Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Andrew Meeker and the Reverend Leon Jeffords officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA, 31416 or Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church, 450 North Cromwell Rd., Savannah, GA 31410. Please sign our guest book on line at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News August 14, 2011 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries .
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Published in Savannah Morning News from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2011