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Dot Abbott

Mrs. ‘Maw Maw’ Dot Abbott, 79, of Barnesville, passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Abbott was born January 1, 1936 in Lamar County, daughter of the late Earl Austin McGuire and Lillie Bell Evans McGuire. She was a long time member of New Life Baptist Church and recently joined Rock Springs Congregational Methodist Church. Mrs. Abbott was a lifetime Sunday school teacher and helped lead the New Choices Bible Study. She was a true servant of God, teacher, leader, friend, mentor, encourager, keeper and counselor to all people. She loved ice cream and blizzards from Dairy Queen. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Sandy Abbott and a daughter, Denise Abbott Rooks. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda Abbott Miller and Freddy Miller of Barnesville; eight grandchildren, Shanda Rooks and fiancé, Mark Trent, Kevin and Nikee Rooks, Jeremy and Allison Rooks, Nathaniel Rooks, Bethany Smith and fiancé, Jeffery English, David Alexander Rooks, Hannah and Travis Poole, Jordan and Darrell Thompson, great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Josh Raybon, Evan Robinson, MacKenzie Rooks, Josh Rooks and James Rooks, great-great-grandchildren, Camden Poole, Raegyn Smith, Eden Poole, Adilyn Raybon, and Uriah Poole, sisters, Earlene Davis of CA, and Marilyn McGuire of FL; special cousin, Faye McIntosh and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at New Life Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Ruffin, Dr. Benny Tate and Rev. Derek Lovelady officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. The family received friends at her home and at Breedlove Memorial Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Condolences and memories may be shared at Services are being arranged and directed by Breedlove Memorial Chapel.

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