Ivor Victoria Doggett
After a long and exhausting battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Ivor Victoria Doggett, 87, died in her sleep on Mother’s Day. Her family was at her bedside in her last hours and she was apparently without pain or distress.
She was born September 24, 1921, one of eight children, to a family of sharecroppers in Greene County. When she about three her family moved to Morgan County, where she attended school at Brownwood and later in Rutledge. By the time she was a teenager she had dropped out of school to help her family with farm chores.
In 1938 at the Madison Courthouse she married Augustus Durward Doggett and eventually they moved to Atlanta to find work. Her two sons were born there and they later moved to DeKalb County where her daughter was born and where her children grew up. She was widowed in 1967 and lived in her home for 45 years before her Alzheimer’s became so severe that she could no longer live alone. Her final home was nursing facility in Social Circle.
She is survived by a sister Annette Wiley of Conyers, son, Harry Kenneth Doggett of Rutledge, daughter, Dale Alice Anderson, grandson James Keith Bagwell and son-in-law Jeff Anderson, all of Douglasville, a daughter-in-law Patti Doggett of Rome and many nieces and nephews including Rachel DeLoach who was also one of her closest friends. Her husband, Durward and son Donald Everett Doggett preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17 at A. E. Carter Funeral Home in Madison with Rev. Wayne Ghann of Rutledge Baptist Church officiating. Per her wishes she was cremated. Her ashes will be returned to Greene County to be scattered near the resting place of her parents, William Alcestor Copeland and Nettie Baugh-Copelan.
A. E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Printed in the May 21, 2009 edition.