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Dorothy “Dot” ReardenAge: 84 years19262011

Dorothy “Dot” Rearden
Given names
Married name
Dorothy Cotton
Birth March 22, 1926 35 34
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 3 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1930 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterBetty Jo Rearden
June 30, 1930 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles William Rearden
September 16, 1932 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherClara Eugenia Cooksey
October 12, 1938 (Age 12 years)

Census April 1, 1940 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherMiles Clayton Machen
April 26, 1941 (Age 15 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 15 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 23 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Death of a paternal grandmotherMartha Frances “Fannie” Hunter
February 6, 1957 (Age 30 years)
Death of a brotherCharles William Rearden
May 31, 1959 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherWesley Hunter “Wessie” Rearden
February 28, 1972 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 19 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death of a motherIda Vocata Machen
September 17, 1978 (Age 52 years)
Death of a brotherRoy Rearden
November 1986 (Age 60 years)
Death of a brotherJohnnie Wesley Rearden
February 4, 1989 (Age 62 years)
Death of a sisterClara Fannie Rearden
January 3, 2001 (Age 74 years)

Death February 26, 2011 (Age 84 years)
Last change July 29, 201915:37:33

by: Barry Shemwell
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elder brother
Johnnie Wesley Rearden
Birth: September 29, 1912 21 20Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: February 4, 1989Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States
14 months
elder sister
Clara Fannie Rearden
Birth: December 14, 1913 22 22Lafayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: January 3, 2001
elder brother
Roy Rearden
Birth: 1919 27 27Ridge Grove, Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: November 1986Lanett, Chambers, Alabama, United States
elder sister
20 months
Dorothy “Dot” Rearden
Birth: March 22, 1926 35 34Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: February 26, 2011LaGrange, Troup, Georgia, United States
younger sister
Betty Jo Rearden
Birth: June 30, 1930 39 38Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: September 24, 2014Newnan, Coweta, Georgia, United States
2 years
younger brother
Charles William Rearden
Birth: September 16, 1932 41 40Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: May 31, 1959Opelika, Lee, Alabama, United States
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Dorothy “Dot” Rearden
Birth: March 22, 1926 35 34Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: February 26, 2011LaGrange, Troup, Georgia, United States

Dorothy “Dot” Rearden has 10 first cousins recorded

Dorothy Cotton 84 years old Date of birth: Mar 22, 1926 Date of passing: Feb 26, 2011 Let the memory of Dorothy be with us forever Mrs. Dorothy Rearden Cotton, 84 year old resident of West Point, died Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Hospice LaGrange. She was born in Chambers County on Monday, March 22, 1926, the daughter of the late Wesley H. and Vocata Mochen Rearden. Mrs. Cotton was a graduate of Lanett high School and Perry Business School in West Point. She retired from Colonial Food Store in West Point, after 31 years as Assistant Manager. Mrs. Cotton had been an active member of Shawmut First Baptist Church in Valley, Alabama. Mrs. Cotton is preceded in death by her husband, Harvey H. Cotton, Jr.; 4 brothers, Johnny Rearden, James Rearden, Charles Rearden and Roy Rearden; and 3 sisters, Clara Hart, LeMerle Sims, and Helen Alexander. She is survived by 2 sisters, Martha Billingsley of Valley, Alabama and Betty Tomlin of West Point, Georgia, her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Camilla and Curtis Myhand of LaGrange, Georgia; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Jean Miller and family. Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Rearden Cotton will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 11:00 AM EST from the graveside in Marseilles Cemetery, West Point. Reverend Steve Wyatt and Reverend Chuck Anderson will officiate. The family will greet friends Monday evening, February 28, 2011, from 6:00 PM EST until 8:00 PM EST at McCarthy Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to West Georgia Hospice, 1510 Vernon Road, LaGrange, Georgia, 30240.