LAWRENCEVILLE - Dorothy Braselton, formerly Dorothy Verner of Commerce, 96, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2012.
She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Verner of Commerce. Mrs. Braselton was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison W. Braselton; and grandparents, Judge and Mrs. W.W. Stark of Commerce, and Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Verner of Martin.
Dorothy was a graduate of Commerce High School Class of 1932 and the University of Georgia Class of 1936 with an AB ED degree. She was a charter member of Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and belonged to Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, and Thalian Blackfriars Drama Society.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville and belonged to the following patriotic societies, Joseph Habersham Chapter of D.A.R. in Atlanta, Dames of the Court of Honor, Colonial Dames of the XVII Century (the Gov. Francis Lovelace Chapter), Daughters of the American Colonists (James Edward Oglethorpe Chapter), Georgia Branch of Huguenots of the Founders of Manakin, and the Magna Charta Dames. She was a former member of the Lawrenceville Dogwood Garden Club.
In addition, Mrs. Braselton was an avid bridge player. She was the last surviving charter member of the "Wednesday Bridge Club" and played with that group until she was 93 years old. She was also a member of two other local bridge clubs.
Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Braselton Morris and husband, Dr. Brian H. Morris; and granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Ruth Morris.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 6, at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with the Rev. Inman Houston officiating. Interment will follow at Grey Hill Cemetery in Commerce at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 5, at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville.
Flowers accepted or memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville, First Baptist Church of Commerce, or Commerce Presbyterian Church.
Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.