Dorothy Chandler “Dot” Bearden was born Dec. 5, 1926 to Otto and Ruby Chandler. She died Wednesday, Feb. 3 in Tullahoma at age 89.She will be remembered for her love of the Lord and family. She was passionate about her family and the special relationships she shared with each member.Mrs. Bearden is survived by her brother, Doug (Pat) Chandler of Selma, Ala.; aunt, Ruth Newsome of Selma, Ala.; brother-in-law, H.J. Autrey of Orange Beach, Ala.; sister-in-law, Dot Lovelady of Selma; daughter, Janice (Temple) Bowling IV of Tullahoma; sons, James (Kathy) Henderson Jr. of Selma, Ala.; daughter, Joy (Dan) Sikes of Prattville, Ala.; stepsons, James (Miriam) Bearden Sr. and Paul (Mary Gail) Bearden, both of Selma; grandchildren, Temple (Kimberly) Bowling V of Berry Alabama, Elizabeth Bowling of Tullahoma, Jonathan (Jackie) Bowling of Tuscaloosa, Ala., John Allen (Lori) Taylor of Monroe, La., Paige (Adam) Sleister of North Augusta, S.C., Megan Henderson of Huger, S.C.; step-grandchildren, Pam (Marc) Ivey of Selma, Alan (Carrie) Bearden of Selma, Ross (Gwen) Bearden of Auburn, Ala., John Paul (Natalie) Bearden of Montgomery, Ala., and Kent Bearden of Selma; great-grandchildren, Temple Bowling VI, Walter Chandler Bowling, and Tyner Elizabeth Bowling, all of Berry, Ala., Anna Katherine “Katie” Bowling, Jonathan Clark Bowling II, Elizabeth “Libby” Elaine Bowling and Benjamin Temple Bowling, all of Tuscaloosa, Zachary Sleister of North Augusta, S.C.; step-great-grandchildren, Brady Wesson of Monroe, Alston Ivey, Grace Anne Ivey, Jack Bearden and Hatch Bearden, all of Selma, and Emma Kate Bearden and Graham Bearden of Auburn; numerous nieces and nephews; and Freda Phillips and Linda McDonald of Selma for their loving care.Mrs. Bearden was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years James Rivers Bearden, her parents, Otto and Ruby Chandler; brother, Tommy; sister, Evelyn Autrey; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.Funeral was held Saturday at Lawrence Brown Service Funeral Home in Selma with Rev. Steve Kopp officiating and Lawrence Brown Funeral Home directing.
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