LaFayette Dottery Obituary

The Athens Banner
Tuesday, June 1 1909
Page One

AN AGED CITIZEN HAS ENTERED REST

Death and Burial of Mr. LaFayette Dottery, of This City. Sunday at noon at his home in this city after an illness of several years, Mr. Lafayette Dottery passed away. Mr. Dottery had reached the advanced age of eighty-five years and his death was not unexpected. He is survived by four children, Mrs. D.W. Jackson, Messrs. Robert Dottery , M. Dottery and Will Dottery. Mr. Dottery was one of the most highly respected citizens of Athens. For more than forty years he was a machinist at the Athens Foundry and Machine Works, retirning from work only when old age incapacitated him. He enjoyed to the full the confidence of his friends and neighbors, was a plain fearless, upright citizen, was beloved by friends and family, and his death is mourned by all who knew him. Yesterday afternoon at Oconee Street church, of which he had for many years been a member, the funeral was conducted by the pastor, Rev. A.J. Sears, assisted by the presiding elder, Rev. W.L. Pierce. The casket was borne the the hearse by the pallbearers: Messrs. K.A. Hill, D.D. Newsome, M. Kirk, Will Mealor, D. Godfree and Pearl Randolph, and the interment was in Oconee cemetery.