BONHAM - Funeral services for Ellen Ruth Dodson, 91, of Bonham will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, January 22 at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel, Bonham. Rev. Kenny Richardson will officiate the service; interment will follow at Duplex Cemetery.|
Mrs. Dodson passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Seven Oaks Nursing Home, Bonham.
Ellen Ruth (Richardson) Dodson was born on November 20, 1922 in Quinlan, Texas to Richard C. and Mable Clara (McAlister) Richardson. She married Ward Dodson on February 14, 1944 in Bonham. He preceded her in death on January 19, 2003.
Ellen worked for Hunt's Department store as a saleslady for 27 years before retiring, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Patsy Coffin and husband Gerald of Bells; Mrs. Linda Williams of Bonham; grandchildren, Christy McCarley, Dena Barnes and husband Quentin, Stacy Johnson and husband Kenny, Stephen Williams and fiancé Lisa Avelar, and Michael Williams and wife Stacy; 16 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Richardson, and Jewel Richardson; brothers-in-law, Lloyd Dodson, Stanley Dodson and wife Francis, and Clifford Dodson and wife Katherine, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She is also preceded in death by her parents, brothers-Drew Richardson, A.D. Richardson, Weldon Richardson, Richard Richardson, and sister- Mrs. Melva Dean Nelms.
Serving as pallbearers will be Stephen Williams, Michael Williams, Dakota Barnes, Dylan McCarley, Quentin Barnes, and Matt Andrew. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren and Ronnie Gibbs.
Family visitation will be held from 6 -8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21 at Cooper- Sorrells Funeral Home in Bonham.
To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.coopersorrells.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Jan. 20, 2014