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Dorothy Burnett "Dot" Clawson


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It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Dorothy “Dot” Burnett Clawson on October 30, 2021, in Columbia, South Carolina. She leaves behind: her three daughters, Kathy Clawson Handley of Tucker, GA, Deborah Clawson Johnson (Jim) of Columbia, SC, and Sharon Clawson of Columbia, SC; grandchildren Padrick Handley (Kristine) of Atlanta, GA, Kirsten Johnson Wood of Columbia, SC, and Jessika Johnson of Columbia, SC; her great-grandchildren Jake Handley, Ryan and Jack Wood. Dorothy is pre-deceased by her husband Roy M. Clawson, her parents Edith and Roy H. Burnett, and her brother Roy A. Burnett.

Dorothy was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on July 24, 1924, where she attended public schools. She was a graduate of Lake Charles High School where she was elected Queen of Hearts Homecoming Queen. After graduation she worked for Plauche Law Firm before marrying her high school sweetheart Roy Clawson and becoming a World War II war bride.

A beautiful smile and warm personality made Dorothy loved and admired by many. She had an extensive network of friends that included her fellow volunteers at the Oak Park Food Pantry, fellow Eucharistic ministers at St. Margaret Catholic Church, exercise buddies, neighbors, and anyone who needed a strong shoulder to lean on.

The family would like to thank her doctors and nurses in Lake Charles, especially Anna Landry, APRN, ANP at Imperial Health Cardiovascular Specialists, and the ER doctors and nurses at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, SC.

A memorial service and funeral Mass will be announced at a later date. Remembrances can be made to Abraham’s Tent, P.O. Box 19124, Lake Charles, LA 70616.

South Carolina Cremation Society is assisting the family. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at


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