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Dorothy “Dotty” Oldham

Dorothy “Dotty” Oldham, age 84, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021, in loving care at her home. She was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church where she was a choir member. Dotty enjoyed walking her dogs and taught people the value of a good tomato knife. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Dotty is a daughter of the late Arthur and Mildred Watts. In addition to her parents, Dotty is preceded in death by her husband Robert Oldham; daughter: Michele Lynch; and son: Rick Oldham.

Dotty Oldham leaves behind to cherish her memory:

Daughter: Jill Oldham and wife, Mer Otis;

Grandson: Jeremy Oldham;

Many Nieces and nephews.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Dotty Oldham in a committal service to be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Evergreen Cemetery.  Reverend Carl Connely will officiate. Those attending the committal service should meet at Evergreen Cemetery by 12:50 pm for the service.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Dotty’s name to the Unicoi County Animal Shelter, 185 N Industrial Drive, Erwin, TN 37650.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on our Facebook page at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Dorothy “Dotty” Oldham through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.