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Dorthy “Dot” Williams Brunson

Dorothy “Dot” Williams Brunson reunited with her Lord and many loved ones, on September 15, 2016, after 91 years of a very active and adventurous life. Born and raised in Gainesville, she began her career doing odds and ends while in high school and was hired as a secretary in 1943 upon graduation from Gainesville High School. Mrs. “B” as she was affectionately called, was inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992 and was well known for her keen knowledge of FHSAA activities. In appreciation of Brunson’s service, the FHSAA has designated August 16 as Dorothy Brunson Day- the anniversary of when she was hired back in 1943. Dot was the Sunday School Director for Carol Estates Baptist Church for many years. Dorothy married Buford Lee Brunson and together they raised 3 daughters. After he died, she travelled and explored our beautiful United States and beyond with her best friend Evelyn Brunson. . She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Buford, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers. She leaves behind her three daughters, Martine Pelley of Hawthorne, FL, Ruth Runyon (Jim) of ST. Petersburg, FL, and Melba Adams ( Jerry Shaw) of Gainesville, FL and numerous grandchildren. Her service will be held at Country Crossroads Baptist Church, 11411 N State Road 121, Gainesville, FL 32653, on Monday September 19, at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. Following the reception there at the church, she will be interred at Forest Meadows East, on Hawthorne Rd. Gainesville, FL.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!