Mr. Albert Preston Dodd, age 68, of 8 Oreburg Road, NW, Rome, passed away on Sunday evening, February 20, 2011, at a local hospital.


Mr. Dodd was born in Summerville, Georgia on August 19, 1942, son of the late Albert Bryant Dodd and the late Margaret Mildred Brooks Dodd.  He was a member of the Northside Church of Christ in Summerville.  Prior to his retirement, Mr. Dodd worked for a number of years in the textile industry retiring from Mohawk.


Survivors include his wife, the former Evelyn McBurnett, to whom he was married on June 17, 1976; 2 daughters, Mrs. Christina Blair, Rome, and Ms. Angie Dodd, Summerville; 5 sons, Stephen Dodd, Paul Dodd, Bryant Dodd, Kelly Dodd, and Danny Dodd, all of Summerville; 12 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Barry Brown officiating.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.


The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 until 8pm.  At other hours they will be at the residence.


Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home on Thursday at 1:30pm and include:  Ricky Pierce, Jonathan Shaffer, Dustin Crow, Steve Edwards, Hal Blair, and Morgan Ayers.


Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.