George Simuel Dodd

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 20, 2014

June 15, 1932 — May 18, 2014

GRACEVILLE, Fla. — Services for George Simuel Dodd, 81, of Graceville, who died Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Bonifay, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. today at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Graceville with the Rev. Eddie Bass and the Rev. Jack Faircloth officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors by Fort Rucker Army Base under the direction of James and Lipford Funeral Home.

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Mr. Dodd was born June 15, 1932, in Austell, Ga., the son of Harry Lee and Mary Magdelene Smith Dodd.

He retired from the U.S. Army as a sergeant first class after serving more than 20 years. He served two years in Korea receiving a Purple Heart and in Vietnam receiving a Bronze Star, along with other various metals, badges and commendations.

On Oct. 2, 1966, he became and ordained minister at Morgantown Baptist Church in Natchez and was a 1972 graduate of Baptist Bible Institute known today as Baptist College of Flordia, where he received his bachelor’s degree in theology.

He later received his master’s of theology, serving churches in Mississippi and Florida. He was a member of Eastpoint Baptist Church in Apalachicola, Fla.

Mr. Dodd was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Gracie Dodd of Bonifay; two sons, Anthony “Tony” Dodd and wife, Martha, of Bonifay, and Don Dodd and wife, Colene, of Richardson, Texas; one daughter, Evelyn Chivers and husband, Billy, of Valdosta, Ga.; one brother, James “Snookie” Dodd of Austell, Ga.; one sister, Emma Lee of Gainesville, Ga.; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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