Mrs. Dorothy Braselton, formerly Dorothy Verner of Commerce, Georgia age 96 of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away On Monday, October 1, 2012. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Verner of Commerce, Georgia, her husband, Harrison W. Braselton: grandparents, Judge & Mrs. W. W. Stark of Commerce, Georgia, and Mr. & Mrs. H. C. Verner of Martin, Georgia. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Braselton Morris and husband, Dr. Brian H. Morris; granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Ruth Morris. Dorothy was a graduate of Commerce High School Class of 1932 and the University of Georgia Class of 1936 with 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. Mrs. Braselton 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. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Inman Houston officiating. Interment will follow at Grey Hill Cemetery in Commerce, GA at 3:00 pm. Flowers accepted or memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville, First Baptist Church of Commerce or Commerce Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. So sorry to learn of Dorothy’s passing. She was a very special member of our extended family. I will always treasure my memories of her warmth and wit. Love and deepest sympathy to Ruth, Brian, and Lauren.

  2. Ruth, your mother was one of our mother’s Rebecca Baggett’s dearest friends, as are you to my sister Peggy and me. We have many fond memories of spending time with your family. We will miss her.

  3. Ruth,
    I was so sorry to hear about Mrs. Braselton.
    She was an incredible lady. I will always remember spending many happy hours at your home with your mom, dad and Mildred.
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. May all of your wonderful memories give you comfort. Growing up on Culver Street, attending the First Baptist Church,basketball games and state tournaments, many childhood birthdays, so many wonderful family memories. Love, Sharon

  5. Dear Ruth, I was sad to hear of Cousin Dorothy’s death. She was special to all the Chaffins. Her interest and loyalty supported us; and we could always count on her lively presence to be enhanced by warmth, humor, and generosity. As she was loved and respected, she will be sorely missed and remembered fondly. Love, “little” Ethel

  6. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Death is never an easy to experience. I hope you find comfort in this scripture. Rev.21:3-4

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