Dorothy “Dot” Linton King

Published 3:47 pm Thursday, September 10, 2015

Dorothy “Dot” Linton King, age 87, of Goshen, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015. A celebration of her life will be Sunday, September 13, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Green Hills Funeral Home with Pastor Kenneth “Buck” Hudgens officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Memorial Cemetery with Tommy Deveridge, Norm Estep, Frank Sadler, Sr., Frank Sadler, Jr., Terry Linton, and Dan Linton serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. King was a tremendous woman, strong in her love for the Lord, love for her family and love for her friends. She dedicated more than 40 years as an elementary teacher in various school systems around Alabama. Upon her retirement, she and her husband relocated from Birmingham to the family farm in Goshen. They were active members of the Park Street Methodist Church and founders of the now, Park Memorial Methodist Church. Mrs. King was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Claudia Linton; her husband of 61 years, Wilbur “Bill” King; son, Blaine King; sister, Patti Sadler; and brother-in-law, Clifton Brabham. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Norm) Estep; granddaughter, Ashley King; brothers, Dan (Becky) Linton and Terry (Gail) Linton; sisters, Dannie Brabham, Jean (Mac) Pullen, and Peggy (George) Stough; and brother-in-law, Frank Sadler, Sr.

The family wishes to extend many thanks to her special caregivers, Linda Ann Thomas and Linda Gail Thomas; her special friends, Tommy and Joyce Deveridge; and the caring staffs at Troy Health and Rehabilitation and Hospice Advantage. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate prayers of thanksgiving that she is no longer suffering, or contributions may be made in her honor to Park Memorial United Methodist Church (PO Box 1291 Troy, Alabama 36081). Friends and family can sign the guestbook online at The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the King family.

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