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Born:August 5, 1935
Pike County, Kentucky
Died:September 16, 2004
Pikeville, Kentucky

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Arthur was the son of the late Marion,Sr. and Pricy (Allen) Dotson. Married to Magdalene Belcher on April 4, 1957, he was the father of two daughters, Shelia Kay(Dotson)Little(Clement) and Shonda Gay(Dotson)Layne(Keith), as well as, a son Arthur, Jr. He was preceded in death by his wife and son. He was a disabled coal miner and of the Church of God faith. His grandchildren included: Sherry Clarissa(Little)Parks(Larry), Julian Shawn Little, and Colby Keith Mckray Layne. He was a life-long resident of Phelps, Ky. Among his many friends, there were three he loved as brothers, Benny and Troy Hatfield(Elaine and Teresa), and Green Scott(Gearldine). He spent many of an enjoyable times with them hunting and recounting good times. He also left behind a sister, Linda Lester(Rev.Muncy). Among his many family members, there was a special neice, Mary Lynn Potter(Terry) and a grand neice,Kristen Athenia(Pruitt)Harris(Davey) and grand nephew, Adam Shane Potter, and Brookelyn Skyler Harris that were as his own children. He was devoted until the end to them all. In addition, he is survivedby KimberlyCox(Harold)and Teresa Briann Cox. Poppa had a lot of love to give. 
An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting,fishing,horseshoes, and numerous other outdoor activities. He was a dedicated NASCAR& Jeff Gordon fan. He was also a talented craftsman. There are many precious and treasured memories of his remarkable life and sadness of his passing from a battle with cancer.

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Arthur was my daddy. His true enjoyment of people and laughter will be my most treasured memory. Although he had many hard times, I never saw him give up. Words can never describe how much he meant to me or the sadness his passing has brought. I no longer have a fear of death because I know he is on the other side waiting with mommy to see me.
Added by Baby daughter, Shonda

Arthur was my father in law and I hope that some of his patience rubbed off on me so that I can put up with his daughter, Shonda, as long as he did! He was a fine man.
Added by Keith

I miss Pappaw. He let me do whatever I wanted and didn't care if I was mean. He bought me my first four wheeler and took me to the big water. He got me my first dog and a rocking horse,too. He let me have his dessert most of the time. I loved my Pappaw. He called me Gus.
Added by Colby "Gus"

WARRIOR IN MY DREAMS- I know you,I have seen you, as a spirit in my dreams. A warrior, fierce and proud calling to me it seems.You speak to me of valor,freedom,honor,the battles you have fought.I have seen the bloody massacre on the day you were shot.As youre life slipped away you took a look around.Your burden of guilt is heavy for those dying upon the ground.My soul feels the anguish you've carried so many years.Warrior in my dreams,Ikneel to wipe your tears.
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