Mrs. Dorothy Braselton, formerly Dorothy Verner of Commerce, Georgia, age 96 of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away On Monday, October 1, 2012.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Verner of Commerce, Georgia, her husband, Harrison W. Braselton: grandparents, Judge & Mrs. W. W. Stark of Commerce, Georgia, and Mr. & Mrs. H. C. Verner of Martin, Georgia. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Braselton Morris and husband, Dr. Brian H. Morris; granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Ruth Morris.
Dorothy was a graduate of Commerce High School Class of 1932 and the University of Georgia Class of 1936 with AB ED degree. She was a charter member of Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and belonged to Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, and Thalian Blackfriars Drama Society.
Mrs. Braselton was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville and belonged to the following patriotic societies: Joseph Habersham Chapter of D.A.R. in Atlanta, Dames of the Court of Honor, Colonial Dames of the XVII Century (the Gov. Francis Lovelace Chapter), Daughters of the American Colonists (James Edward Oglethorpe Chapter), Georgia Branch of Huguenots of the Founders of Manakin, and the Magna Charta Dames. She was a former member of the Lawrenceville Dogwood Garden Club.
In addition, Mrs. Braselton was an avid bridge player. She was the last surviving charter member of the “Wednesday Bridge Club” and played with that group until she was 93 years old. She was also a member of two other local bridge clubs.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Inman Houston officiating. Interment will follow at Grey Hill Cemetery in Commerce, GA at 3:00 pm The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.