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Dorotha "Dot" Simpson Tollison

Dorotha "Dot" Simpson Tollison, 85, formerly of 650 Lake Secession Rd. widow of Allen Leroy Tollison passed away Thursday June 10, 2010 at the home of her daughter Andrea Pike.

Born in Abbeville Co. SC she was a daughter of the late Andrew Furman Simpson and Ada Lewis Simpson.

She was a retired textile employee with Rocky River Mills. Upon retirement she worked at Tollison Grocery for a number of years. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher and Choir Director. She was also formerly the church organist and pianist. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and many friends.

Survivors include 2 daughters-Andrea Pike of Starr, SC, Mellinda Kurowski and her husband Brian of Abbeville, SC; 2 sons Melvin Tollison and his wife Danice of Abbeville, SC and James Tollison and his wife Gail of Abbeville, SC; 2 brothers Dean Simpson and Kerrell Simpson both of Abbeville, SC; 2 sisters Melba King of Anderson, SC and Nancy Moore of Yuma, AZ; a daughter-in-law Melissa Tollison of Abbeville, SC; 13 grandchildren and a number of great and great-great grandchildren.

She was pre-ceded in death by a son Allen M. Tollison and brothers Rudolf Simpson and Dale Simpson and sisters Mamie Dillashaw, Sue Simpson and Renie Argo.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday June 13, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Midway Baptist Church with Dr. Ray Simpson and Rev. Terry Greer officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is at the home of her son Mr. & Mrs. James Tollison 622 Lake Secession Rd. Abbeville, SC.

The body is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM Sunday prior to services in the church social hall.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Midway Baptist Church 1218 Hwy. 284 Abbeville, SC 29620.


Midway Baptist Church
1218 Hwy 284
Abbeville, SC  29620
Sunday, June 13, 2010
2:00-3:00 PM


Midway Baptist Church
1218 Hwy 284
Abbeville, SC  29620
Sunday, June 13, 2010
3:00 PM


Midway Baptist Church Cemetery
1218 Hwy 284
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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May the Tollison family find comfort in knowing that God is "near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." (Psalm 34;18) He has promised to soon "swallow up death forever...and wipe the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25;8) Take care,

valerie thompson Jun 14 2010 12:00 AM

Melvin, Andrea, and all of the family. It was a shock when I got that phone call from brad and he told me about aunt Dot! She will surely be missed by me and mom. I always loved the way she would pick at me, but I think I will always remember her comparing me to your dad uncle Alan.It always made me feel proud in away that she could see alittle alan in me! My prays are with you all, love Tim.

Timothy Ray Jun 12 2010 12:00 AM

Andrea, Melvin and Family: You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this oh so difficult time. Know that I love you. Tammie and Wayne

Tammi Brown Jun 12 2010 12:00 AM

Andrea, Melvin and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Dot's passing. I wish I could be with you at this time but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray God will comfort you and give you a peace. Aunt Dot was a wonderful Lady and will be missed by all that knew her. She is at home now with your Dad, Granny,Grandaddy, Louis and David. God Bless you all. Love,Cousin Patricia

Patricia Tollison Rice Jun 12 2010 12:00 AM

Andrea, Melvin,and Family, So sorry to hear about your mom passing. She was a great person that we grew up knowing and loving. She was fun to be around and she enjoyed singing and playing the piano. She will be reunited with your dad. I know all of you will miss her. My deepest Sympathy to each of you. May God Bless and give you comfort. Prayfully with love, Patsy Voyles

Patsy Voyles Jun 11 2010 12:00 AM