Reed Watson "Red River Reed" Dorty

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Reed Watson Dorty ("Red River Reed")

Reed Watson Dorty, 63, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on December 20, 2012, following a brief illness.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Dorty attended Morehouse College. He ended his professional career as a poet of the spoken word and was known as "Red River Reed". Through his work as a poet, Mr. Dorty presented the spoken word to thousands of listeners and presented at museums, private art showings and elementary schools throughout the United States.

Mr. Dorty was preceded in death by his parents, David Dorty and Rosa Lee Watson Cooper.

Left to cherish his memory are his step-father, Emanuel Cooper; his brothers, George McClinton, Sr. (Gracie), Samuel McClinton, Jr. (Ethel), Charles Ray Dorty, Sr. (Shirley); his sisters, Betty McClenton-Hymes and Erma McClenton-Bayone; a host of relatives and friends.

Published in The Town Talk on Dec. 30, 2012
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