|Birth: ||Nov. 16, 1910|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 2001|
Annie Belle Williams Dodd, age 90, died Wednesday, October 10, 2001, in the local hospital. Christian wake services were held at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral mass was held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Seymour, with Friar Richard Eldredge, pastor, officiating. She was interred in the Seymour Catholic Cemetery beside her husband of 48 years, the late Emmett Bernie Dodd who died in 1985.
A former teacher, a native Texan, and the fourth generation of her family to call Texas a home, Mrs. Dodd was born November 16, 1910, in Haskell County, Texas. She was the eldest daughter of Walter Lochran and Rosa Roberts Williams. She moved with her family in 1917 to Baylor County's Bomarton Community where she grew up on the old Williams's home place.
Survived by her son Emmett William Dodd, her grandsons, Robert William Dodd, Richard Carleton Dodd and Russell Sheridan Dodd, and by her great-granddaughter, Sarah Ellen Dodd and great-grandson, Thomas William Dodd; by a daughter, Peggy Ann Fowler Williams; her grand-daughter, Leigh Ann Steere, her grandson, Walter Lochran Williams, her great-grandson, Issac Anthony Steere and her great-granddaughter, Anna Bowen Steere; by her sister Lee Ola Williams Lewis, and Lee Ola's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; by a sister, Rosa V. Williams McCauley and Rosa's children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild.
Mrs. Dodd is also survived by many former students. She began her teaching career at age 19 in the old Bomarton School. As faculty sponsor of the senior class and coach of the girl's basketball team, she was, in 1929, little older than her students. Those early students still alive are today in their eighties.
In the long interim between her first student in the late 1920s and her retirement decades later from teaching at Seymour High School, hundreds of students had sat in Mrs. Dodd's classes. Until the end, she remembered and spoke of her students with affection—they always were children of her heart.
Mrs. Dodd believed flowers were for the living and that the Earth's scarce resources should be spent to better lives still on Earth.
Walter Lochran Williams (1886 - 1975)
Rosa Etta Minerva Roberts Williams (1883 - 1974)
Emmett Bernice Dodd (1908 - 1985)*
Anna Belle Williams Dodd (1910 - 2001)
Lee Ola Williams Lewis (1912 - 2006)*
Rosa V. Williams Mc Cauley (1920 - 2007)*
Seymour Catholic Cemetery
Created by: BGLewis
Record added: Oct 07, 2010
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