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Dorothy 'Dot' Jean (Simpson) Lane

January 18, 1944 ~ August 23, 2021 (age 77)

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Dorothy ‘Dot’ Jean Simpson Lane, age 77, of Sweetwater passed away Monday August 23, 2021, at Sweetwater Hospital.

Dorothy was a native of Athens and resident of Sweetwater.  She was a daughter of Wilburn ‘Jack’ Jackson Simpson and Effie E. Newman Simpson.  She is also proceeded in death by husband Phillip Melvin Lane, sons Fred Wilburn Lane, Ferdinand Fitzgerald Lane and Freeman O’Brian Lane.  Her daughter Gracie ‘Michelle’ Lane Spurgeon passed away on August 25, 2021.

Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

Dorothy is survived by her

Daughters Regina Lane Hunt of Madisonville, and Loretta Wilson and husband Keith of Sweetwater;

Sisters Nelda Myers of Philadelphia and Birdie Miller of GA;

Brother Joe Simpson of Athens;

Grandson and special mention and thank you to Dylan Edward Spurgeon along with grandchildren Brandi Lane, Clayton Green, Jessica Hamby and husband Kyle, Kasteel Wilson, Shyvon Wilson, Rocky Lane and wife Kristin, Brent and Blake.

Great Grandchildren Justice, Landon, Houston, Fred, Jenna, Landon and Wesley.

The family will receive friends from 2 – 3 PM Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the New Harvest Worship Center in Philadelphia.

A funeral service will be at 3 PM with Bishop William Seale officiating.  Burial will follow at Edgemon Cemetery in Meigs County.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Dorothy ‘Dot’ Jean Simpson Lane.



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September 11, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
New Harvest Worship Center
2872 Highway 11 North
Philadelphia, TN 37846

Funeral Service
September 11, 2021

3:00 PM
New Harvest Worship Center
2872 Highway 11 North
Philadelphia, TN 37846

September 11, 2021

4:00 PM
CO RD 532 AND CO RD 510
TEN MILE, TN 37880

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