Dorothy Mae Baynes

Dorothy (Dotti) Mae Baynes, of Cartersville, Georgia and Okatie, South Carolina, died in the loving care of her daughter, Diane (Diana) Brown Baynes Padgett, and son-in-law, George Glenn Padgett, at the age of 88 on 8 February 2021.

She is also survived by her son, George Wofford Brown Jr. and Deanna Price; her brother, William Robert Baynes; and his wife, Joy King Baynes, and her beloved dog, Barbie Blue.

She is predeceased by her parents, James Marcus Baynes and Nellie Ellen Smith Baynes; five siblings; and her beloved grandson, George Wofford (Trey) Brown Baynes III; as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, and the love of her life, George Wofford Brown Sr.

After obtaining a GED at 21, Dorothy earned three degrees: Juris Doctorate, Legal Letters Master and Associate Law Health Claims, as well as 48 industry educational certificates of achievement. She had a very successful career at ITT Hartford and retired in 1995 after 26 years as Director of Continuous Improvement, an officer with only two above her. She was greatly respected by her peers and admired by those whom she mentored. Retirement did not agree with her, so she returned to the world of insurance and worked well into her '70s.

The service will be held at Barton Funeral Home in Adairsville, Georgia, on Monday, February 15th, at 1PM, followed by internment at East View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 Noon until the time of the service.

The family has requested that NO flowers or plants be sent, but donations be made to Hospice Savannah in Dorothy’s memory instead at

Family and friends attending services will be required to wear face mask and observe social distancing.

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R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, is in charge of arrangements for Dorothy (Dotti) Mae Baynes.