Mrs. Joanne Bowen Dopson, a resident of Tallassee, Alabama, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the age of 87. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Tallassee with Rev. Clint McBroom officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Jeffcoat Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Dopson is survived by her brothers, Robert Bowen (Linda), Elwyn Bowen (Teresa), William Bowen (Cindy) and Leon Bowen (Vickie); brother in law, Donald W. Dopson; nieces and nephews, Deana Bowen Holland, Tim Bowen, Elizabeth Bowen Clunan, Brad Bowen, Anna Bowen Moore, Scott Bowen, Emily Bowen Lambert, Michael Bowen, Angela Dopson Corwin and Teresa Dopson Vosika. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Arnold B. Dopson; parents, Ozella Hornsby Bowen and Roy Dean Bowen; stepmother, Pauline Duke Bowen and her brother, Dean Bowen. Mrs. Dopson was a graduate of Tallassee High School. She worked at Tucker’s Clothing Store, the City of Tallassee and the Bank of Tallassee. She was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church of Tallassee, a member of the choir for more than 30 years, taught Sunday school for many years and a Charter member of the Julia Burton Sunday School class. She was involved in the Tirones Literary Club, Azalea Garden Club, Knight Circle and a Pink Lady at Tallassee Community Hospital for many years. Mrs. Dopson enjoyed gardening, working with flowers and plants, spending time at Lake Martin and loved to take pictures of landscapes, places of interest, friends and family with her Kodak disposable cameras. The family would like to give a special thanks to caregivers, Wayne Burton and Marcia Gates. The love and dedication they gave to Joanne over the past four years allowed her to remain at home, as she wished. The family will receive friends Monday, March 25, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Jeffcoat Funeral Home, Tallassee, Alabama. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to First Methodist Church of Tallassee, Mt. Vernon Theater or Tallassee Community Hospital.

Jeffcoat Funeral Home Directing

Tallassee, Alabama

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