Linda Sue Dodd Smith


Linda Sue Dodd Smith, 73, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born in Chatsworth, Georgia, on Feb. 28, 1949, the daughter of the late Samuel and Willie Dodd. Linda loved music and most importantly she loved spending time with her family. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she had been attending ever since she was 3 years old. She was a member of the Class of 1968 of Cleveland High School, and worked for many years at Brown Stove in Cleveland.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Smith; two sisters, Rosetta Dodd and Mae Mayner; and brothers, Bobby Dodd, Samuel Dodd and Thomas Dodd.

Linda leaves to cherish her memory, her loving daughter, Yancy Dodd of Cleveland; four sisters, Lorene Thompson, Evelyn Taylor(George), Willie Dodd Sharp and Mary Park, all of Cleveland; two brothers, Michael Dodd (Gisele) of Cleveland, and James Dodd (Misty) of Maryville; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be Sunday, Aug. 20, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Brewer officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church from 1 to 2 p.m.

Interment will follow the service at Fort Hill Cemetery.

In order to maintain compliance with COVID-19 prevention, masks are required at all times and social distancing will be monitored.

M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.



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