Camellia C. "Dottie" Margrave

July 18, 1930June 4, 2018

Camellia Christine “Dottie” Brown Margrave, aka Mommo, aka Downtown Dottie Brown, aka Hottie Dottie, aka Dizzie, aka #HottieDizzieDottie, 87, of Little Rock died Monday, June 4, 2018 at Baptist Health LR. Born in Levy, Arkansas on July 18, 1930 to Floyd and Evelyn McCool Brown, she graduated from NLRHS (aka Ole Main) in 1948 and was married to W.A “Buddy” Margrave on Sept. 10, 1952 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Little Rock. Mommo and Daddo loved their Razorbacks, attending games and tailgates and cheering the buses as they drove down Markham to War Memorial Stadium. “A real Hog ALWAYS roots!”. Dottie was involved with both Girl and Boy Scouts. She volunteered at Historic Arkansas Museum and the LR Visitor and Convention Bureau. She was a Lifetime Member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of St. Vincent’s. And last, but not least, she was an Arkansas State Fair Blue ribbon award-winning maker of Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls which were featured in Southern Living magazine. Survivors include her “fabulous” children whom she considered her greatest career accomplishments: Debbie Dority (Russ), Jody Barber (Bradley) and Bill Margrave; her grandchildren whom made her SO proud: Cameron Barber, Ross Barber (Lydia), Alli Morris (Jeremy), Brenton Barber and Rachel Childers (Corey); and three beautiful great grandchildren whom she always said “make me smile”: Ellie Barber, Chelsea Collins and Henry Morris; and numerous beloved nieces and nephew, great nieces and nephews. Dottie was predeceased by her “baboo” Buddy, her parents, her brother Loyd “Sonny” Brown (Janie) and her sister Barbara Jean Buck (Harold), and her “son from another mother” Clay Wilson. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your favorite grade school library (Dottie’s earliest ambition was to be a librarian), Arkansas Hospice or the Humane Society of Pulaski County. A Rosary service will be held at Griffin Leggett Healy & Roth at 5800 W.12th St on Friday, June 8. Visitation starts at 6pm, Rosary at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Lawrence A. Frederick Saturday, June 9 at 11am at the Cathedral of St. Andrew at 7th and Louisiana in Little Rock with graveside services to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers are Cameron Barber, Ross Barber, Brenton Barber, Jeremy Morris, Scott Brown and John Works. The family would like to thank ICU South at Baptist Health LR, CARTI especially Dr. Kamal Patel, Lindsey Molock and Leah King. The family has a special place in their hearts for a very, very, very special doctor, Sayyadul Siddiqui, “Dr. Sid”, and nurse Carrie. Dottie and her family also thank and love our precious Dr. Lori Bacon, Brandy Upshaw and Sharon Davis and appreciate all their love, support and invaluable assistance. As Mommo always referred to it, “She has gone to the Big Walmart in the sky!”


  • Cameron Barber
  • Ross Barber
  • Brenton Barber
  • Jeremy Morris
  • Scott Brown
  • John Works


  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Rosary Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 9, 2018

Camellia C. "Dottie" Margrave

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Pat Davis

June 8, 2018

On behalf of the 1948 NLRHS graduating class, I extend our love and deepest sympathy to all of Dottie's family. She has always been in the "circle" of love of all of us and we have had some wonderful times in our high school days and the many years since. Also, a special note of love and fond remembrance to Scott Brown and family and sister Susan Bentele and her family, children of "Sonny" and Janie Brown who were our dearest neighbors for a number of years. Sorry we cannot be with you at this sad time.
Aubrey "Mert" and Pat Davis
205 Louise St.
North Little Rock, AR 72118

Jackie Parker

June 8, 2018

I was her Avon lady and she was a good friend of the family. Sorry for your loss.

Liz Harper

June 7, 2018

Dearest Jody, Brad, Allison, Cam, Ross and Brenton,

I know you all will miss "Mommo" more than you can imagine! Heck---------how could you NOT miss her if you knew her?!! Always had a smile on her face and was full of jokes and laughter and the MOST fun to be around. A real lady who treated us all as special, no matter how or where she knew us. I am sure she has everyone in heaven laughing now.

Love, Liz

Vetta Hood

June 7, 2018

Miss Dottie she was such a sweet lady. I enjoyed the short time I knew her and cutting her hair. She always looked nice with her hair done and make-up on. Such a beautiful lady inside and out. She lov d her family and friends.

Elaina Lee-Hey

June 6, 2018

What an amazing lady, and couple, Buddy & Dottie were! They welcomed all us wild 20 something’s when Lori moved in next door just like we were family—loved all the ballgames and wonderful food :-) RIP, Dottie; so loved and missed...Elaina Lee-Hey

Dave & Wanda Benton

June 6, 2018

While we didn't know Dottie for very long we have been fortunate enough to get to know her through several events that we've attended together over these last few years. Dottie always treated us special, Dottie was so fun, giving and full of life. Dottie even shared recipes with me which I'll treasure and always think of her when I make them. We'll treasure the special times that we were able to spend with her and we'll always remember her beautiful smile and orneriness about her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Susan West

June 6, 2018

Your mom was always the perfect hostess. She made me feel like part of the family when we would come to Little Rock from school on football weekends. Roomie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She was a wonderful lady and she will be missed. Love you.