Dorothy “Dot” Holder, age 93 of Gainesville, Florida formerly of Macon, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, September 21, 2021 at North Florida Regional Hospital. She was born on May 23, 1928 in Barnesville, Georgia to John Allen Moore and Ada Louise Pitts Moore.
Dorothy moved as a young adult to Macon, Georgia. It was there that she met Carl, the love of her life. Shortly after the birth of their fifth child in 1965, Carl and Dot moved from Macon to Gainesville, Florida. After getting the family settled, Dorothy opened Aunt Dot’s Playhouse, which she owned and operated for ten years. She loved the children and families that she came to know through those years. Dorothy was married to Carl for 70 years. Their life together was filled with family and love.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her three sisters, her eldest daughter, Patsy James, and granddaughter, Trish James. Dot is survived by daughter Carolyn Niederkohr (Dean Niederkohr), son Carl Holder, Jr. (Ethel Holder), daughter Vonnie Holder (Erica Raffel), daughter Tina Anzivino (Michele Anzivino), 12 grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be held privately at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 22405 West Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 (352) 472-5361 www.milamfh.com