Celebrating the life of

Dorothy "Dot" Petway Turner

June 25, 1940 - April 16, 2022


Dorothy “Dot” Petway Turner, 81, passed away April 16, 2022 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born in Savannah, Georgia on June 25, 1940, the middle daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Petway. Dot grew up in Savannah and attended Savannah High but following a move to Memphis as a teenager, she graduated from East Memphis High School in 1958. After moving back to her beloved Savannah several years later, she married and started a family. Dot, along with her former husband, owned the Best Laundry and Cleaners in Savannah for many years. After retiring from the dry cleaning business, she also worked at Savannah Bank and Yates Astro. She was a member of Wilmington Island United Methodist Church. An avid walker and lover of the outdoors (especially the beach), Dot also loved dancing to all types of music (especially Elvis), St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, her beloved pets, and time spent laughing and telling stories with her family and friends. She will be remembered as a feisty, funny, fiercely independent, beautiful woman and loyal and loving mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend.

She is preceded in death by her sisters, Gloria Petway and Frankie Hughey. Dot is survived by her daughter, Dottie Leatherwood (Marc Hanson) and her son, Frank Turner (Rena) and by her five beloved grandchildren Caelyn, Cole and Will Leatherwood, and Daniel and John Turner. She is also survived by her cherished nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Humane Society of Greater Savannah ( or The Alzheimer’s Association ( ) Following a private burial, a celebration of her life will be held on her birthday, June 25th with details to follow. 



So sorry to learn all three cousins have left us for a better place of peace. My deepest condolences

- R Ward Lariscy, Jacksonville, FL

Dottie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful lady, and obviously lived a wonderful life. I know you have lots of sweet memories. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

- Judy Baker, Gainesville , GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel

  • Services Are Pending