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Betty Johnson Doss

Betty Johnson Doss, 80, of Dawsonville, passed away, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 following a period of declining health. 

Born Oct. 2, 1940 to the late Alva Wright and Ennis Johnson in Tifton. 

She resided there until her husband, W. David Doss Jr., and two children, moved to Atlanta in 1967.  

She lived for 30 years just north of Atlanta in Dunwoody, raising their three children and working in their family hardware business. Betty was very involved in her church, Dunwoody Baptist. 

Betty and David moved to Dawsonville in 1999 progressing into their retirement life. 

She continued to be involved in local bible studies, women’s clubs, and church activities at First Redeemer Church in Cumming, until her health limited her ability to participate. 

Betty was devoted to her family and took great pride in her children and grandchildren. 

Surviving are her husband of 63 years, W. David Doss Jr. of Dawsonville; children, Wade and Beth Doss of Smyrna, Beth and Denny Nix of Woodstock, Amy and Rick Atkinson of Woodstock; grandchildren, Cody and Joshua Nix, Taylor Victor, Evan and Ella Atkinson; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Alva William (Bill) & Barbara Johnson; niece, Dr. Paige Murray.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 Bearden Funeral Home in Dawsonville. 

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8 at Bearden Funeral Home. 

Dr. Jeff Jackson and the Rev. Stan Lovell will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Joshua Nix, Evan Atkinson, Jim Lay, Jim McClendon, Randy Medlock, Don Driggers, Richard Lewis and Royce Stanford.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery in Sandy Springs. 

Condolences may be expressed at

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Dawson County News

Jan. 6, 2021