Ray Wilford Dodd, 73, of Gainesville, died Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness.
Born in Banks County, he was the son of the late Charlie Howard and Laura Wade Dodd. He was retired from Hulsey’s Home Improvement and was a member of Eastview Baptist Church. Mr. Dodd was preceded in death by his wife, Onidia Loggins Dodd; a daughter, Peggy Brown; grandson, Darrin Brown; great-grandchildren, Shane Buffington and Carrie Harrell.
Survivors include daughters, Patsy Howard, Gillsville, Marie Ramey, Maysville, Kathy Ledford and Katie Crane, both of Gainesville; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, L.C. and Mary Frances Dodd, Gainesville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Connie and Dan Broome, Lula, and Altonia and Robert Eason, Carrollton; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 27, at 12:30 p.m., in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Grady White and Fred Patton officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 25, and Friday, September 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.