Russell Morrell Dodd Sr.


Mr. Russell Morrell Dodd Sr., age 93, of LaFayette, Georgia, went to his homecoming on Monday, July 1, 2019, surrounded by immediate family with love, prayer and God's grace. He had suffered several strokes from February 2019 until July 1, 2019. 

He was born on September 20, 1925, in Boaz, Alabama, the son of Mrs. Mattie Norwood and Mr. Henry Dodd.

Russ Dodd was a member of 2nd Baptist Church in LaFayette.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Dodd, to whom he was married for 72 years; three children, his son Morrell Dodd Jr., his two daughters Claudia Clackum and Linda Sewell; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held Monday, July 8, 2019, at 2nd Baptist Church in LaFayette, Georgia, with Pastor Mike Peterson and Dr. Bart Mitchum officiating. Special music by Vince Stalling. Visitation was at 11 a.m. and the service was at 12:00 noon. Burial followed in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.