Mary Frances Dodson, 74, of Emerson, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, La. She was born Feb. 9, 1938, in Emerson  to the late William Archie and Effie Zeal (Pearson) Dodson.

She was a longtime employee at Amfuel, a long-time member of Brister Baptist Church, the Emerson Rural Fire Association, and was a trusted supporter of the Emerson Volunteer Fire Department.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William Arnold Dodson.

Mary is survived by her niece, Dee Dee Lain and husband John; a great-niece, Raven Romero; a great-nephew, Aaron Lain, all of Scott, La.; and a sister-in-law, Karol Dodson of Tulsa, Okla.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eric Goble officiating. Burial will follow at Emerson Presbyterian Cemetery, under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. of Magnolia. 

Visitation with the family will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to the Brister Baptist Church, 3711 U.S. 79, Emerson, AR 71740.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Ball, Tom Pearson, Tommy Peace, Dewayne Waller, Mark Ware, Tim Cole, Benny Frank Dodson, and Larry Yates.

Published: 10/04/2012