Ella Ruth Dotson

Ella Ruth Dotson, 78, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was born June 15, 1940 in Holly Ridge to the union of Clyde Jefferson Farmer, Sr. and Rita Bertha Aaron Farmer. Services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Dominick DiCarlo and Dean Gunter officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Dotson, Jr.; parents; and brother, Clyde Farmer, Jr. Those left to cherish in her memory include her son, Johnny L. Dotson and wife Kelly of Neenah, WI; daughter, Meredith Thompson and husband Ray of Jena; brothers, James Allen Farmer of Trout, and Alvin Leon Farmer of Tullos; sisters, Alice Bernice Jones of Urania, Dorothy Fay Glidewell of Olla, and Margaret Farmer Coleman of Urania; grandchildren, Michael Dotson, Connor Thompson, Clark Thompson, and Allyssa Dotson. Pallbearers were Connor Thompson, Kolby Murry, Jerry Lynn Glidewell, Clark Thompson, Philip Coleman, James Larry Farmer, Dusty Farmer and George Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were members of her Sunday School class at First Baptist Church in Jena.

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