Sgt. Philip Allan Dodson, Jr. -FORSYTH - Sgt. Philip Allan Dodson, Jr. died Friday, December 2, 2005 near Ali Air Base in southern Dhi Quar providence of Baghdad. Funeral services will be held at 11A.M., Saturday, December 10, 2005 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Auditorium in Forsyth with burial in Monroe Memorial Gardens. Chaplain Rod Callahan will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M., Friday, December 9, 2005 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Auditorium in Forsyth. -Sgt. Dodson was born July 30, 1963 in Houston County. He was employed at the Al Burrus Training Center in Forsyth as a corrections officer. Sgt. Dodson was a member of the Georgia Army National Guard 48th Brigade Combat Team. He was assigned to the Headquarters Company of the 148th Support Battalion, had been stationed at Camp Stryker near Baghdad International Airport, but he had recently been reassigned to a forward mobile unit. He was a veteran of the United States Army from 1981 to 1985 and a graduate of Mary Persons High School. -Survivors include his wife, Melissa Ann Dodson of Forsyth; daughter, Allison Dodson of Forsyth; mother and stepfather, Janice and Louis Hughes of Forsyth; father and stepmother, Philip Allan and Ann Dodson, Sr. of Macon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeffrey and Lynne Dodson of Jasper and Louis and Sallie Hughes, Jr. of Brunswick. -In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to HHC 148th Family Readiness Group, 100 Quitman Guards Lane, Forsyth, GA 31029. -Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements. Philip Dodson, Jr.
Published in The Telegraph on Dec. 9, 2005