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Dorothy “Dottie” Harlow, age 79

Dorothy “Dottie” Harlow, born January 1, 1944, died on April 6, 2023.

Dottie is survived by her daughter Lisa Little (Keith), her brother Jim Harlow (Melissa), granddaughters Jessica Whitehurst (Jeffery) and Chastity Gillin, grandson Jimmy Brassfield, several great grandchildren and a host of family & friends.

She is preceded in death by her son Jim Brassfield, parents Gene and Bernice Harlow, and many friends that she was looking forward to seeing. Dottie did not want a service but please celebrate her life how you knew her. She was a strongly independent woman who loved native American art and has many beautiful pieces in museums across our country. She was also a local favorite musician which I’m sure she’s singing with the angels now. She loved to travel and had a gypsy spirit. She loved hard and will be miss greatly.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Sandy Griffith Posted April 11, 2023 12:40 PM

    I didn’t know her well but the few times I did get to spend with her will be cherished memories.

  • Becky Lindsey Posted April 11, 2023 12:51 PM

    I knew Dottie most of my adult life
    She worked me at Ronnie’s and I loved her so much
    Lisa I know how hard it is to lose my mom and I know you and your mom grew up together
    All my love and hugs

  • Tom and Nancy arnold Posted April 11, 2023 7:33 PM

    Praying for you Lisa❤️

  • Patricia Jones Posted April 12, 2023 4:04 PM

    I used to sharpen her scissors so she could do her leather work . She was so much fun and we spent so much time talking .I will miss her so much !

  • Karen Sebastian Posted April 12, 2023 6:31 PM

    It was such a blessing to know Dottie even if only through Facebook. She will be very missed! Our Post Polio support groups will miss her too. I hope you’re dancing and flying!, Dottie!!! 💕

  • Brenda Lewis Posted April 12, 2023 6:57 PM

    Loved Dottie she is my friend. I’ll see her in heaven.

  • Laine King Posted April 12, 2023 9:01 PM

    Dottie was a unique voice and we will miss her

  • Nikki Payne Posted April 14, 2023 8:20 PM

    She lent me her book Sacagawea… Independent and inspirational what a bold and beautiful woman… Dottie🤝🏼

  • Pamela White Posted April 19, 2023 7:21 PM

    Ms. Dottie was such a sweet lady. She would always be smiling. She always gave me encouraging words. I met her at Harps. Such a sweet lady.

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