George E. Dotson, age 72, of 251 N. Ohio Street, Cadiz, died Aug. 15, 2011 in Harrison Community Hospital at Cadiz after becoming ill at his home. He was born July 31, 1939 in Salem, and was the son of the late Russell and Helen Fullem Dotson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Georgie Dotson, a granddaughter Poetry Dotson, and a brother Terry Dotson.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with the Rev. Milo Baker officiating. Interment will follow in the Lisbon Cemetery in Lisbon. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 from 6 until 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made for the benefit of the family through the funeral home. Friends are also invited to attend a benefit dinner for George and his family scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 in the Hopedale Fire Station.

To leave an online condolence message, please visit the funeral home Web site. A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.