Alice Dodson

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Alice Genevieve Dodson, 87, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at the Pemiscot County Nursing Home in Hayti, Mo.

Born Sept. 26, 1916, in Thebes, Ill., daughter of the late John and Mattie Burchette Benefield, she was a member of the Wesleyan Church.

On Sept. 23, 1930, she married Richard L. Dodson, who preceded her in death in 1987. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Jimmy Jerry and Eugene; one sister and two brothers.

Survivors include four sons, Billy Dodson, of West Union, Iowa and Charles, Donald and Richard Dodson, all of Caruthersville; four daughters, Agnes Smith and Janet Middleton, both of Caruthersville, Martha Kelley, of Haleyville, Ark., and Shery Greenway, of Wynne, Ark.; 26 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, at the Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.

Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were Jerry Middleton, Jr., Jeremy and Jeffrey Middleton, Jason Herren, Bob Barnett and Brent Yarbrough.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.