George Dotson, age 77, of Sweetwater, went to be with the Lord June 10, 2013, at his residence. He was a member of Christianburg Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Zona Thomas Dotson; brothers, Tom Dotson, Luke Dotson, Paul Dotson; sisters, Imogene Hawkins, Bessie Hawkins, Annie Banks; nephews, Randall Banks, James Dotson; niece, Pamela Dotson. Survivors include wife of 46 years, Elaine Esk Dotson of Sweetwater; daughters and sons-in-law, Deana and Clent Kirkland, Tammy and Bobby Cummings, all of Sebastian, Fla.; granddaughters and husbands, Christy Cummings and Travis Gillette, of Vero Beach, Fla., Kelly and Michael Kirkland, of New York, Cara Jane Kirkland, of Sebastian, Fla.; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Lee Dotson, Henry Dotson, John Dotson; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Funeral 8 p.m. Friday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Freddie Crabtree and Rev. Darrell Cardin officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, Mt. Zion Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.