August 1, 1931 ~ March 13, 2005
Born in: Yancey County,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC
Jessie Riddle Dotson, of Concord Road, died on Sunday, March 13, 2005 in a local hospital. A native of Yancey County, Mrs. Dotson was the daughter of the late Benjamin Ray Riddle and Rose L. Riddle. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Yates Lineberger, who died in 1989. She owned and operated Dotson’s Flower Shop in Fletcher for 28 years and attended Biltmore Baptist Church. A loving mother, caring sister and darling wife, she was an ambassador for Jesus and a strong and living light in the community. To live is Christ, to die is gain. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William Sherman Dotson of Fletcher; three daughters and a son, Connie Queen and husband Tommy of Saluda, Kathy Lineberger and husband Leon of Dallas, NC, Barry Dotson and wife Rena and Amy Brady and husband Steve all of Fletcher; fifteen grandchildren, Brad, Jason, Kevin, Josh, Ben and Karie Queen, Kyle , Tyler and Anna Kathryne Lineberger; Holly, Haley and Heidi Dotson, Zach, Candice and Hanna Brady; four brothers and sisters, W. B. Riddle of Weaverville, George Riddle, Maggie Atkins and Nell Masters all of Asheville. A memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday at Biltmore Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. James Walker and Rev. Joe Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M. at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road. At other times the family will be at the home, 110 Concord Road.