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Dorothy Reaves "Aunt Dot" Cortella

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Dorothy Reaves "Aunt Dot" Cortella Obituary
Dorothy "Aunt Dot" Reaves Cortella


Dorothy "Aunt Dot" Reaves Cortella, 86, of Marietta, widow of Rudolph Cortella, died on Sunday, June 8, 2014.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Clyde Thomas and Olga Arlisa Stephens Reaves.

Dorothy was a member of Jones Hill Church of God.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, Jeanetta McConnell Anthony (Jack), Rev. Carl "Jerry" McConnell (Joyce), Gail McConnell Roach, Bill McConnell (Dixie), Carol McConnell Albertson (Truman), Terry McConnell (Cherie), Tammy McConnell Hughes (Gene), Rev. Tim McConnell (Charlotte), Steve Reaves (Joan), Jan Reaves Jennings (Jeff), Kenneth Reaves (Freida), Debbie Reaves Mange (Randy), Lisa Reaves Jackson (Tommy) Baron Reaves, Harvey McConnell, and Mary McConnell Case (Steve).

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Ruby Reaves McConnell and Francis Reaves McConnell; brother, John R. Reaves; niece, Dot Legan; and nephew, John Reaves.

The visitation will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at Jones Hill Church of God, with the funeral service following at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Open Arms Hospice, 1836 W. Georgia Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680.

The family will be at their respective homes.

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Published in The Greenville News on June 10, 2014
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