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  Dotolynn J. Branch



Dotolynn J. Branch, 82, of Trimble, TN, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Dot was born May 27, 1934, in Stuttgart, AR, the daughter of Clarence A. and Ethel Vaughn Mathews. She received her education in Stuttgart, graduating from Stuttgart High School in 1952.

She was first married to James E. Smith to which three children were born: Edwin Smith (Ruth Ann Randall) of Braddock Heights, MD, Janice D. Smith of Jacksonville, AR and Sherri L. Smith (Gorman) of Trimble, TN. After the death of her first husband, she married Donald J. Branch.

Dot owned and operated Central Fish Market in Pine Bluff, AR for 30 years. She was an avid quilter. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Dyersburg, TN. She was a loving grandmother to two granddaughters, Emily and Ann Gorman of Trimble.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands and one brother, Orbra Mathews of Sebring, FL.

 She is survived by her three children and grandchildren, and a brother, Harold Mathews of Pomona, MO.

Funeral services, officiated by Ray Vester, are 12 p.m. Saturday at Turpin Funeral Home, Stuttgart, AR, with burial following in Lone Tree Cemetery in Stuttgart.

The family requests memorials be made to Pathfinder, Inc., P.O. Box 647, Jacksonville, AR 72078, an organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities such as her daughter, Janice Smith.

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