Dorothy Cotton Baldree, age 76, of Clewiston, FL passed away Monday, November 26, 2012, at her home. She was born July 25, 1936 in Baker, FL, and is the daughter of the late William and Clara (Martin) Cotton.
Dorothy moved to Clewiston in the 1950's and was owner of Baldree's Ceramics. She was an award-winning artisian who was exceptionally versed in several mediums. She was known as a generous and kind-hearted person that freely gave of herself to help others. Dorothy, a true original, will be greatly missed by many.
Dorothy is survived by her son Gary (Mary) Brackins of Fairhaven, MA; son Terry (Tina) Brackins of Clewiston; daughter Catherine (Glenn) Smith of Clewiston; grandson, Bradley (Elizabeth) Brackins and great-granddaughter, Alexis Brackins of Gainesville, FL; granddaughter, Arin Brackins of Fairhaven, MA; brothers: Robert "Dub" (Ann) Cotton, John "Dill" Cotton, Troy (Tillie) Cotton all of Clewiston, and Fred Cotton of Milton, FL; sisters: Mary (Devon) Summerlin, Annie Mae (Ken) Royston and Susan (Michael) Greene all of Milton, FL. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, A.P. Baldree; her brothers William "Buck" Cotton, Roy "Brother" Cotton, Luther "Buddy" Cotton, James Cotton and Carl Cotton; her sisters Derlie Holley, Irene Cotton, Rachel Cooley and Ellie Hainey.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Good Hope Congregational Christian Church, Baker, FL. Interment will be in Good Hope Congregational Church Cemetery, Baker. Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 30, 2012 from 5 to 8 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL.