Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


January 20, 2014

Otelia Wallace - 1915-2014

RUSSELL — Otelia Wallace, 98, of Russell, departed this life Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, following an extended illness.

Otelia was born Feb. 26, 1915, in Wise County, Va., a daughter of the late Emery and Sarah Skeen Dotson.  

She was a homemaker and loving mother to her family.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, George E. Wallace; three brothers, Ira Dotson, Kedrick Dotson and Dewey Dotson; and four sisters, Pearl Freeman, Minnie Dale, Lou Hall and Julia White.

Survivors include two sons, George D. Wallace and his wife, Susan, of Liberty Township, Ohio, and Charles E. Wallace and his wife, Sharon, of Ashland; two daughters, Mary Lou Chapman of Framingham, Mass., and Janet L. Vanover and her husband, Douglas, of Russell; three grandchildren, Steven (Tabitha) Wallace, Michael (Lisa) Wallace and Shannon (Denny) Haynes; and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by ministers Darin Jensen, Don Smith and Scott Farrington. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Otelia’s memory to a charity of choice.

Condolences may be sent to canifffuneralhome.com.

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