Dorothy Harris

Dot Harris

Dorothy Isabelle “Dot” Little Harris, 86, of the Red Hill Community, passed away Tuesday evening, at the St Mary’s Hospice House in Athens, Georgia.

Born July 8, 1930, in Carnesville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Leland and Margaret Ellen Hume Little. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter Lara Pilkinton, and great-granddaughters  Montana and Amythest. She was a homemaker and had been a Girl Scout Leader. She worked as a telephone operator with Georgia Power, and was a member of the Ambassadors of Retired Georgia Power Employees.  An accomplished artist, she attended the High Museum of Art, and was a member of the Tugalo Arts Guild, Dogwood Chapter of the Art Guild, and the Franklin County Historical Society. When Dot and Bob moved back to Carnesville, they operated Dot’s Little Shop and gave art lessons.  She was a member of the Carnesville Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband Robert “Bob” Harris; three daughters and son-in-law, Renee Harris, Eastonollee, Melissa and Joe Greene, Red Hill, and Martha Harris, Carnesville, GA; four grandchildren, Brian & Pam, Patrick & Tamara, Emily & Kayla, Andrew & Brooke; seven great-grandchildren, Lesly, Whitney, Brain, Jr, Warren, Tristan, Emma Lynn and Kate Isabelle; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert Hume and Libby Little, Piedmont, SC, and  William Shannon and Kaye Little, Pensacola, FL, and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 3pm at B D Ginn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Monte Nelson. Burial will be in the Allens United Methodist Cemetery.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The family is at the home of Joe and Melissa Greene.  The family will receive friends from 1 pm until 3 pm Saturday afternoon at the funeral home prior to the funeral hour.  Flowers are welcome, but those wishing to make a memorial in her honor, please do so to the Tugaloo Arts Guild, 39 Poole Street, Lavonia, Ga 30553. Condolences may be left at



  1. Carolyn (Risner) Ten Broeck
    October 16, 2016 - 9:12 pm

    My deepest condolences. Dot was a wonderful woman and I’m grateful she entered my life for a season. Prayers.

  2. Melissa , Martha. So sorry for your loss. Miss Dot will be missed greatly. Loved her and Mr Bob so very much. Lol
    Jane Lance

  3. I worked with Ms. Dot through home health a several years ago and immediately fell in love with her and Mr. Bob. I often saved them until the end of my day so I could stay longer and chat with them. They are precious people!!! Praying for the family during this time!

  4. Chan & Lou Cabe
    August 13, 2016 - 9:09 am

    Such a friendly, sweet, caring person. Mrs. Dot never met a stranger and never forgot anyone she met. So thankful to know that she is at rest and basking in the sunlight of heaven! May this day and the days ahead be filled with cherished memories and thanksgivings.

  5. Avis & Leonard Barrett
    August 12, 2016 - 10:29 pm

    Harris Family,
    We miss our dear friend, a sweet and wonderful lady who touched our lives. May you all find the peace and comfort you need in the coming days.

  6. Jennifer and Clay Chapman
    August 12, 2016 - 9:25 pm

    Melissa, you and your family have been in our prayers, and we pray for you to find peace in your heart, knowing that your mom is truly home.

  7. John & Jerrie Collier
    August 12, 2016 - 3:49 am

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet lady! We’ll be praying for you and the family.

  8. Susan Hunter Atkins
    August 11, 2016 - 9:29 pm

    Mrs. Harris was a scout leader and youth group leader of mine, as well as being a good friend to my own sweet mother. She was kind and so much fun! I know you will miss her terribly. I cherish the fond memories I have of her. I will be praying for you all, especially Mr. Harris.

  9. Bob and Harris family. I will always cherish my memories of Dot. She was a dear friend and a fellow artist. I she was so patient with me as we enjoyed our art lessons at the shop. I know she is painting many beautiful sunsets in heaven and teaching others to join in and help. Dot, I will see you across the river so keep that paint brush ready and we will paint the heavens together.

  10. Cheryl and Fred Young
    August 11, 2016 - 9:04 pm

    Martha and Melissa, your mom was a blessing to all who knew her. She will be missed, but Heaven will be sweeter with her there!

  11. So sorry for your loss of such a sweet lady! We lived next door to the Harris’s a long time ago and they were such great neighbors! I know she will be greatly missed! Thoughts and prayers to this sweet family.

  12. Thinking of all of you and remembering you in prayer. Dot will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  13. Christy Abernathy
    August 11, 2016 - 2:50 pm

    Melissa, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I will be praying for your dad and you. And all of the family. I pray that God will give you all strength and peace to get through this hard time. May God be with you all during this time. Sending many prayers to you all.

  14. What a lovely lady inside and out. She was truly loved and respected, and will be missed by all honored to know her and call her friend. Praying for the family. Look be you.

  15. Tisa Bearden Chamberlain
    August 11, 2016 - 2:09 pm

    So many wonderful character building memories with Dot and Bob. There are not enough words to express the gratitude I have to both of them for the hours they spent teaching us how to be good people. They led by example in addition to the giving of their time and wisdom, we are all blessed by both of them.
    Please give my Love to Bob and of course to all of you my long time friends. Tisa

  16. Melissa,

    I haven’t met you yet but have spoken with Joe. I’m sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Matt Adams

  17. So sorry to hear about your mom. I’ll be praying for you and your family.

  18. Sylvia C. McConnell
    August 11, 2016 - 1:04 pm

    Melissa and Martha,

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Prayers are with you.

    Sylvia McConnell

  19. Angie and Edward Andrews
    August 11, 2016 - 11:56 am

    What a precious lady and a precious couple! I use to love to visit Dot and Bob at Dots Little Shop. She made us Christnas ornaments when we first got married in 1983. I still hang some of those ornaments on our tree every year. Special prayers for Bob and for the rest of the family. I know she will be missed.

  20. Julie McDaniel Kinsey
    August 11, 2016 - 9:38 am

    To the Harris family:

    I have nothing but fond memories of the Harris family and time spent with you at Wee Kirk Covenant Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Harris was a special lady and I know you will miss her. Hold on to the precious memories. May God comfort you as only He can.

  21. Aunt Dot was a very special person to me, she always loved me as if I was her daughter. My heart goes out to Bob, Melissa, Renee and Marty…I love each and everyone one of you with all my heart. My prayers are with the whole family

  22. Linda & Blanton Payne
    August 10, 2016 - 8:04 pm

    Bob and Harris Family,
    Dot will be missed. She was a wonderful artist and lovely lady. You have our deepest sympathy.

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