Dorothy Marilynn Taylor Hood, a resident of Old Fort, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the family residence.
She was born in Pike County, Ala., on April 25, 1936. She dedicated her life serving the Lord through many different children’s and women’s ministries during her life.
She was a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church. She also served her family as a loving wife, mother, granny and great-granny. She was very talented in ceramics and sewing and also enjoyed cooking.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Myrtle Copeland Taylor Davis; father, Howell Taylor; and daughters: Diane Dugan and Faye Knotts.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Zora Lee (Bo) Hood; children: Gail Engram (Jerry Engram) of Leesburg, Ga., Darrell Hood (Wanda Hood) of Old Fort, Edward Hood (Tracy Hood) of Leesburg, Ga., Linda Stephens (Otto Stephens) of Columbus, Ga.; son-in-law, Tony Dugan of Macon, Ga.; grandchildren: Jennifer Dugan, Rebecca Fugate, Kimberly Ryckeley, Amanda Lamb, Michael Engram, Zachary Hood, Samuel Hood, Zane Hood, Walker Hood, Chance Hood, Benjamen Stephens, Nathan Stephens, Kristin Stephens and Jonathan Stephens; and great-grandchildren: Madison Bryant, Raelynn Lamb, Gene Lamb, Darcy Ryckeley, Jeremy Engram and Conner Ryckeley.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Campbell officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Michael Engram, Zachary Hood, Samuel Hood, Zane Hood, Walker Hood and Chance Hood serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Beech Spring Baptist Church, P.O. Box 160, Old Fort TN 37362.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Hood family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.