Dorthy Lucille “Dot” Osburn, 84, of Black Rock, passed from this life on May 7, 2021, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Born April 25, 1937, in Lake City, she was the daughter of the late John and Zella Meredith Cummings. She was of the Pentecostal faith and attended the Lake Charles Full Gospel Church in Black Rock. Dot was a homemaker and a loving mother. She enjoyed gospel music, playing the guitar and accordion, gardening and cooking for her loved ones.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don; five sisters, Kathryn Bolding, Bonnie Self, Imogene Drum, Murlene Parman and Zella Beaman; a brother, John L. Cummings; and a daughter-in-law, Rose Osburn.

Survivors include her two sons, Donnie K. and Carter Osburn, both of Black Rock; three daughters, Susan (Noel) Spence of Corning, Cindy (Frankie) Cox of Black Rock and Karen VeLonda Osburn of Los Angeles; five grandchildren, Leslie (Dustin) Brashers, Derek (Michelle) Weldon, Julie and Stacy Weldon, and Kimberly Wells; seven great-grandchildren, Alexis, Kennedie, Dylan, Korbyn, Jacob, Johnathan and Justin; one great-great-grandchild, Emryn Irene Vargas; two sisters, Pat (Jerry) Milligan of Springfield, Mo., and Juanita Winslow of Maynard; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and family.

Graveside service was Monday, May 10, at 2:30 p.m. at Old Bethel Cemetery near Black Rock with Bro. Harold Russell officiating. Pallbearers were Justin Vargas, Christopher Thatcher, Shane Cummings, Derek Weldon, Dylan and Dustin Brashers.

Visitation was Tuesday from noon till 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home in Hoxie.

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