Linda Dotson

Linda Dotson

Tuesday April 8th, 1947 - Tuesday April 13th, 2021
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Linda was the fourth of six children born to the late Charlie Lee and Margaret (Scott) Fifer. She transcended into celestial peace Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Gloria Diane Fifer and Robbie Jean Donehue; three brothers, Albert “Chuckie” Fifer, Norman Harvey and Charles Fifer; and sister-in-law, Evella Fifer.

Linda grew up in Chattanooga, TN., and she attended Chattanooga Public Schools. She graduated from Howard High School, class of 1966. She accepted Christ at an early age in the Baptist Church where she served on several church ministries. Later in life she connected with Pneuma Christian Center, where her faith in God and his word grew. She had a vibrant infectious faith and she lived to share the Gospel with others.

Linda chose a career in the medical profession and she worked for forty years with the Erlanger Health System where she retired.

Linda will be greatly missed by her only child, Kevin L Ball, Sr. of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Kevin (Sia) of Antioch, TN., Tiffany, of Murfreesboro, TN.; great grandchildren, Jada, Greyson, Lorde and soon to come, Denver; sisters, Mary “Bootsie” Thomas, Rose Mary Porter; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. A special thanks to dear friends, Sister Pat Terry and Mary Griffin for being there when she needed them most.

Our hearts are full of pain and joy for the many years we shared together. But we know there is life beyond the grave and now His will be even better.

A public viewing will be held 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in the chapel of John P. Franklin Funeral Home. Interment: Forest Hills Cemetery.

The funeral service will be broadcast live beginning at 12 noon EST Thursday, April 22, 2021 at

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday April 21st, 2021 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday April 21st, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
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  • Funeral Service

    Thursday April 22nd, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Thursday April 22nd, 2021 12:00pm
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
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Matrha Blanks

Posted at 08:01am
My deepest condolences to the Dotson family for their loss may you find peace knowing that the lord is always with you.

Martha Blanks.

Kathy Cooper-Sligh

Posted at 10:13am
Sending my Condolences to the Family of Linda Dotson. A True Woman of God and Friend. She will be missed. Continue to Pray.

Deborah Kelly

Posted at 10:40pm
Linda and I have been friends since 1972.We worked together at the Alton Park Health Center for 9 years. I considered her my sister. She was truly a woman who loved the Lord. Take your rest my sister until we meet again.

Cathy Elser

Posted at 02:03pm
I have known Linda since 1982- we called her our little spitfire- she was a true woman of faith and lived for the Lord- Linda was one of the best phlebotomist I ever worked with and trained me when I started at Erlanger.

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