Lottie Leona Gentry McLaughlin Dodson, 95, of Orange, passed away March 15, in Orange. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday March 26, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home.
Born Feb. 25, 1921, she was the daughter of Jesse Gentry and Cora Leona Smith. She loved to cook and spend time with her family and friends.
Lottie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifton Dodson and 12 siblings.
She is survived by her children, Barbara Jean Bates, of Orange, Margaret Ann Fuller Bailey, of Alamogordo, NM, Melvin Alvin “Mack” McLaughlin, of Creole, LA. and Kathie Maydee Collins, of Webster; step-children, Fred Dodson, of Lockhart and Ruby Gault and Wanda; 13 grandchildren including Clint McLaughlin, Barry Bates, Lynn Bates, Alan Bates and Albert Bates; 21 great-grandchildren including Cameron McLaughlin and Allyssa; several great-great and great-great-great grandchildren and her sister, Grace Brock of Lufkin.
Serving as pallbearers will be Alexandra Ramos Bates, Barry Lee Bates, Clint McLaughlin, Lynn Bates, Alan Bates and Albert Bates.
The family would like to thank Gentiva Hospice, The Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center, their nurses and all the staff for their excellent care and compassion.