Diane (Hurley) Dotson

June 12, 1953 ~ April 21, 2019 (age 65)


Diane “Hurley” Dotson, 65, of Hurley, VA, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Pikeville Medical Center. 

She was born June 12, 1953 at Williamson, WV, a daughter of the late Reverend Miles Hibbert & Ethel “Dotson” Hurley.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Russell “Saphead” Dotson; one son: David Walter Dotson; two sisters: Marie Rife, Lillian Waldon; and a special grandson: Larry Thomas Hensley.

Diane was a homemaker and a member of Elk Creek Freewill Baptist Church.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed cooking, gardening & traveling.

Those left to honor her memory include two daughters: Joann (Bobby) Hunt of Hurley, VA, Brandie Dotson (Larry Hensley) of Hardy, KY; one brother: Franklin “Dee” (Ethel) Hurley of Hurley, VA; five sisters: Pearl Rife & Edith Cline of Mohawk, WV, Beatrice Dotson, Delphia (Junior) Lee, Fredith (Douglas) Hurley, all of Hurley, VA; three grandchildren: Steven Ryan (Kayla) Hunt of Hurley, VA, Tristan Myles Dotson & Tyann McKenna Dotson of Hardy, KY; a special grandson: Ty Hensley of Hardy, KY; one great grandson: Zander Ryan Hunt of Hurley, VA; and a host of family & friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 Noon Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Jones & West Funeral Home with Reverends Ervin & Eddie Dotson officiating. 

Burial will follow in the Dotson Cemetery, Upper Elk Creek, Hurley, VA.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 10:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with special services at 7:00 P.M.       

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  The guestbook may be signed at

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