CORDELE - Funeral services for Dorothy Slade "Miss Dot" Horne will be held Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at Cordele First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, 162 Crisp Academy Drive, off of GA Hwy 300 in Crisp County. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, 2012 at the funeral home.
A native of Cordele, "Miss Dot" died on Monday, October 15, 2012 at her residence at the age of 90. She was a member of the Cordele First Baptist Church, a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Society, a member of the Trinity Sunday School Class, teacher of the Merry Sunday School Class and a member of the Cordele Fine Arts Club. She also was the official score keeper for Cordele Little League and for the 1956 Georgia State Little League Championship. She was involved in the farming and timber industry along with pond management. She was an avid sports fan, especially following closely the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs.
"Miss Dot" was a teacher for the Crisp County Board of Education for 34 years. She was selected as the first Teacher of the Year in Crisp County. She was a graduate of Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, now known as Georgia College & State University.
The widow of Franklin Stebin Horne, Sr., "Miss Dot" was the daughter of the late Jeremiah Obediah Slade and the late Jennie Cornelia Fullerton Slade. She is also preceded in death by her siblings: Irene Slade Williams, Rosa Slade Williams, Ruth Slade, Ethel Slade Spears, J. H. Slade and Harold Slade.
She is survived by her children: Jency Carpenter, and her husband Larry, of Albany and Franklin S. Horne, Jr. and his wife Pat, of Macon; her grandchildren: Dottie Carpenter of Albany, Casey Tumlin and her husband Charles of Beaufort, S.C., Laurie Lee Cranford and her husband Dr. Jay of Macon, F. Stebin Horne, III of Atlanta, and Jay Carpenter and his wife Jenni of Albany; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dot Smith, Vera Rockwell, Laura Bivins, Nettie Little and United Hospice for their love, care, concern and dedication to "Miss Dot's" care.
The Dot Horne-Elizabeth Williams Scholarship Fund for Teachers, through Delta Kappa Gamma at 301 Cedar Lake Circle, Cordele, GA 31015, has been established for those wishing to contribute in her memory. Or, should friends desire, contributions may be sent to: The Georgia Baptist Children's Home, P. O. Box 329, Palmetto, GA, 30268-9904; Cordele First Baptist Church, 205 East 13th Avenue, Cordele, GA, 31015, or Ebenezer Baptist Church, 118 Crisp Academy Drive, Cordele, GA, 31015.
Online condolences may be left at www.hughesandwright.com.
Hughes & Wright Funeral Home
Cordele 229/ 273-0012