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“I am so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Dot was always willing to help everyone in the department. She was truly an asset to the members and citizens...Read More »
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“Dot was my neighbor for 10 years and my friend for 45 years. I will miss her.Sarah ”
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Dorothy Jean "Dot" Hutchinson, 87, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of William Holmes Hutchinson, Jr., entered into eternal rest Monday, July 26, 2021. Her service will be held Monday, August, 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. in Pinecrest Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Dot was born May 30, 1934 in Cairo, Georgia, daughter of Norman Thomas Kelly and Thelma Butler Kelly. She was a retired Chief of the Fire Prevention Education Division with the Charleston, SC Fire Department.

Dot received her Associates Degree in Fire Science from Midlands Tech Institute. She served as Assistant Chief in the Fire Inspection and Arson Investigation Division of the Charleston, SC, Fire Department. Dot was active in the American Business Women's Association, the Memminger Hall Garden Club, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Woodmen of the World.

She was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church where she was active for many years and also served as the Historian. Dot was a detail oriented woman, who was also very smart, loving and caring.

Survivors include grandchildren, Christy (T.A.) Fulmer, Charleston, SC, Bright (Bobby) Soles, Little River, SC, Nick (Jordan) Hutchinson, Charleston, SC, Aubree Hutchinson, Summerville, SC, Haley (Josh) Hurst, Rock Hill, SC; great grandchildren, Chase Hughes, Charleston, SC, Claire Fulmer, Charleston, SC, Giuilana Hurst, Rock Hill, SC, Jasper Hutchinson, Charleston, SC, Hunter Carraway, Charleston, SC; daughter-in-law, Betsy Hutchinson, Spartanburg, SC; three sisters, Gwen K. Robinson, Cairo, GA, Maxine K. (Bob) Pisano, Rome, NY, Elaine K. Merritt, Tallahassee, FL; and two brothers, Kermit (Evelyn) Kelly, Cairo, GA and Kenneth (Annette) Kelly, Thomasville, GA.

In addition to her husband, Dot was preceded in death by her sons Billy Hutchinson and Randy Hutchinson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pinecrest Baptist Church.