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Diane Carter "Dotson"

Aunt Eleanor was the best. I loved those few occassions when she and Uncle Russell would make it to visit us. We didn't get to see each other often, but I really enjoyed talking with her when we did. She will be missed. My heart goes out to you, Marie, PJ and Russell. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Melvin Alvarez

My condolences to you and the fam. May the lord bless you with peace and solace during these times. May she rest in peace.

Peggy and Dave Matzer

Marie we are so very sorry for the loss of your Mom!

Steve & Bridget Brame

We are friends and neighbor of Paula & Gary Bowien. Mrs. Dotson is in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen! Our sincere condolences to her family and we believe God is blessing them with comfort and peace during this time. Amen!

Martha and Randy Sorenson

sending sincere condolences

Eleanor R. Dotson


Eleanor R. Dotson, 88, of Yulee passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at UF Health North in Jacksonville.

Born in Chicago, IL, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Ruth Ammen Lichtenburger. In 1950 she married Russell L. Dotson.

Mrs. Dotson had a long career associated with law enforcement and the law. She began as a dispatcher in Farmington, NM and later served as a police officer in Albuquerque, NM for 12 years. She and her husband moved to Folkston, GA in the 1967. She became the first woman judge in that town winning the office of Justice of the Peace. She obtained her PhD in Jurisprudence and practiced law in Kingsland, GA for many years.

She and her husband moved to Fernandina Beach in 1987 and later made their home in Yulee. She continued to practice law until her retirement.

She thoroughly enjoyed many arts and crafts and fishing but her true passion always remained her love of the law and politics.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband in 1993.

She leaves behind her children, Marie (David) Kelley of Chesapeake, VA, Russell L. (Maria) Dotson, Jr., of Jacksonville and Paula Jean (Gary) Bowien of Georgetown, TX; a sister, Jennette (Dale) Glenn of Mulberry, FL as well as six grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Dotson will be laid to rest beside her husband in a graveside service, Monday December 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Fernandina Beach.


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