ALBANY -- Mrs. Dorothy B. (Dot) Staines, 74, of Martindale Dr. in Leesburg, GA died December 5, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be Saturday 2:00 PM at Avalon United Methodist Church. Rev. Dennis Lanning officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Dot was born in Albany and was a longtime member of Avalon United Methodist Church, where she held many offices and was a current member of the Board of Trustee's. She was retired from Miller-Coors and Alltel Communications in Albany and was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Beta Theta Master Chapter for 42 years, where she also held many offices. She enjoyed volunteering at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and working in her yard flower gardening. Dot loved her family very much and will always be remembered for the love she gave to her husband Roy of 59 years, and especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Roy Lamar Staines who died June 15, 2012 and her brother, Gerald Patterson.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Staines of Leesburg, daughter, Delora Rogers of Panama City, FL, brother, Buddy Lokey of El Paso, TX, sisters, Pam Smith and her husband Billy of Savannah, Yvonne Bush and her husband Richard of Leesburg, Johnnie Akin and her husband Sam of Cordele and Joyce Arnold and her husband Jim of Vienna, grandchildren, Robert Lawrence Geer, Jr. and his wife Brittney of Lynn Haven, FL, Sarah Sanders and her husband Robby of Leesburg, Margaret Geer of Lynn Haven, FL, Marlee York of Sneads, FL and Brandy Wall and her husband Joe of Savannah, great-grandchildren, Gavin Stone, Emma Grace Geer, Claire Wall, Weatherly Sanders and Foster Wall.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kimbrell-Stern.

Those desiring, please make memorials to Avalon United Methodist Church/Budget, 3018 Gillionville Rd. Albany, GA 31721 or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family of Dot Staines by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152