George Simuel Dodd

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George Simuel Dodd, 81, of Graceville, Fla., went on to his heavenly home on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Eddie Biss and Jack Faircloth officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors by Fort Rucker Army Base with James & Lipford Funeral Home directing.

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, receiving a Bronze Star, along with other various medals, badges and commendations. On Oct. 2, 1966, he became an Ordained Minister at Morgantown Baptist Church in Natchez, Miss., and was a 1972 graduate of Baptist Bible Institute (known today as the Baptist College of Florida), where he received his B.A. in Theology. He later received his Masters of Theology, serving churches in Mississippi and Florida. Bro. George was a member of Eastpoint Baptist Church in Apalachicola, Fla.

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.

Expressions of sympathy can be made at

James & Lipford
Funeral Home
5390 Cotton St.
Graceville, FL 32440
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James & Lipford Funeral Home
5390 Cotton Street
Graceville, FL 32440
(850) 263-3238
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Published in Panama City News Herald on May 20, 2014
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