Helen Mae Dodd

Helen Mae Dodd

Helen Mae Dodd, 96, of Anna, died Sunday, July 12, 2020, at her home. 

She was born on Jan. 8, 1924, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Oscar Allen and Mabel Augusta Goodman Hartline. 

She married Francis L. Dodd on Dec. 26, 1947, in Piggott, Ark.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Francis L. Dodd of Anna; daughter Donna (Mark) Silvia of Texas; two grandchildren, Jeremy Swartzell and Donna Michelle Goodman; three great-grandchildren, Sydney Swartzell, Charlotte Swartzell and Morgan Goodman; one brother, Raymond (Sue) Hartline of Alto Pass; a nephew, Russ (Mary Jo) Hartline of Alto Pass; four nieces, Debbie Vowles of Valparaiso, Ind., Roxanne (Delbert) Smallwood of Hobart, Ind., Rosalind Sedaleck of Carbondale and Rhonda (John) McGuire of Valparaiso, Ind.; many great-nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Donald Goodman; a sister, Mildred Vowles; and an infant sister, Mary June Hartline. 

She was a true homemaker. She loved taking care of others, and caring for her grandchildren. She enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. 

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alto Pass and attended Big Creek Church in recent years.

Funeral services will be held privately for her family at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Interment will be in the Alto Pass Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to Big Creek Baptist Church. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

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