Phyllis Yates Dotson


Frankford-Phyllis Yates Dotson, 91, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Peyton Hospice House, Lewisburg.

Born Apr. 5, 1928, in the Vago Community at Frankford, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Lee and Ada Virginia Boone Yates.

Phyllis retired from the Alderson Federal Prison, worked 15 years at Burlington Industries and served four years as Activities Director for Shenandoah Adult Care in Clifton Forge, VA. She was a member of the Lewisburg Community Pentecostal Holiness Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lee Dotson; daughter, Linda Lee Dotson Stacy; sisters, Ruth Yates, Beatrice Yates, Annabel Hughes, Betty Hughes, and Lula Collins; and brother, Alec Yates.

She is survived by son, Michael Dotson of Frankford; son-in-law, Tom Stacy of Frankford; grandchildren, Nikki Dotson, whom she raised, of Frankford, Travis Dotson of Ronceverte, Tommi Stacy of Covington, VA and Ashley Johnson of Arizona; great-grandchildren, Hanley and Jada Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel, Lewisburg, where Pastor Hat Defibaugh officiated. Burial was in the Lewis Chapel Cemetery, Frankford.

Visitation was at the funeral home before the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy should be made to Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

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