Dotty Bussell Earley passed away at home on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Roy Bussell and Dorothy McKinney Bussell; husband, Joe Howard Earley; sisters, Elizabeth Bussell Krouse and Margaret Bussell Manning.
She is survived by her brother, A.J. Bussell of Oak Ridge; brother-in-law, Gus Manning of Knoxville; mother-in-law, Bonnie Rose Earley of Lenoir City; nieces and their spouses, Patsy and Bill Evans of Roswell, Ga., Marguerite and Keith Nanstell of Marietta, Ga., Tracey and L.H. Cates of Durham, N.C.; nephews and spouses, Ken and Sarah Krouse of Murrayville, Ga., Sammy and Meg Manning of Knoxville, Jay and Libby Bussell of Farragut, Jon Bussell of Columbus, Ohio; five great-nieces; three great-nephews; one great-great-niece and one great-great-nephew.
She taught school for more than 30 years in the Lenoir City school system. Dotty was a longtime member of both Trinity United Methodist Church and the Bobby Hicks Sunday School Class. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. Friends may call at their convenience at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
Family and friends gathered at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 in the Lakeview Cemetery for graveside services with the Rev. Gary Baker and Rev. Kim Isley officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Trinity United Methodist Church of Lenoir City. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com