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Originally published: 2013-04-09 08:30:54
Last modified: 2013-04-09 08:30:54

Pauline Combs Dotson

Pauline Combs Dotson, 90, of Poplar Grove Road South, Boone, passed away Sunday April 7, 2013, at her home.

Born Jan. 21, 1923, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of John P. and Etta Eller Combs. Pauline was a loving wife and mother to her family and a grandmother who adored her grandchildren. She was a long-time member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Dotson is survived two sons, Jerry Dotson and wife, Debbie, and Tommy Dotson and wife, Gail, all of Boone; three daughters, Judy Trexler and husband, Eddie, of Boone, Jane Hampton of West Jefferson, and Susan Winkler of Boone; six grandchildren, Katrina Hicks and husband, Mike, Paula Trexler, Brian Hampton and wife, Gillian, Jerry Hampton and wife, Amy, Eric Winkler and wife, Robin, and Stephanie Dalton and husband, Scottie; nine great-grandchildren, Jessica Bolick, Thomas Hicks, Jordan Austin, Norah Hampton, Evan and Christian Winkler, Logan and Nolan Keller, and Gray Dalton; and one great-great grandchild, Bentley Bolick. Also surviving are three sisters, Ruth Blanton of Charlotte, Reba Propst of Zionville, and Betty Norman of Foscoe; and one brother, Jack Combs of Mayo, S.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Kenneth Dotson; infant daughter, Eleanor Ann; six brothers, Dwight, Worth, Marvin, Fred, Blaine and Bryant Combs; and son-in-law, Steve Hampton.

Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Poplar Grove Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Herbert McCoy and the Rev. Chuck Campbell. The family received friends prior to services at Poplar Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Piney Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Poplar Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, in care of JoAnn Townsend, 279 Old Clayton Greene Rd., Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Dotson family.