George Simuel Dodd, 81 of Graceville on to his Heavenly home, Sunday, May 18, 2014. Bro. George was born in Austell, Ga., on June 15, 1932 to the late Harry Lee and Mary Magdelene Smith Dodd. Retired SFC U.S. Army, Bro. George served over 20 years with two years in Korea receiving a Purple Heart and in Vietnam a Bronze Star, along with other various medals, badges and commendations. On October 2, 1966 he became an Ordained Minister at Morgantown Baptist Church in Natchez, MS and was a 1972 graduate of Baptist Bible Institute (known today as the Baptist College of Florida) where he received his BA in Theology. He later received his Masters of Theology, serving churches in MS and FL. Bro. George was a member of Eastpoint Baptist Church in Apalachicola.
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Predeceased by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Bro. George is survived by his beloved wife, Gracie Dodd, Bonifay; two sons, Anthony "Tony" Dodd (Martha), Bonifay and Don Dodd (Colene), Richardson, Texas; daughter, Evelyn Chivers (Billy), Valdosta, Ga.; brother, James "Snookie" Dodd, Austell, Ga.; sister, Emma Lee, Gainesville, Ga.; six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Biss and the Rev. Jack Faircloth officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery with full military honors by Ft. Rucker Army Base, James & Lipford Funeral Home directing. Expressions of sympathy can be made at http://www.jamesandlipford.com
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5390 Cotton Street Graceville, FL 32440
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on May 28, 2014