Frances Avant Dodd
Frances Avant Dodd
  • November 10, 1934 - May 5, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Frances J. “Frankie” Avant Dodd, 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Northeast United Methodist Church. Burial will be at a later date in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. A reception will follow the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

Mrs. Dodd passed away Friday, May 5, 2017. Born in Georgetown, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Landy Wood Avant, Sr. and Ella Grier Avant.

Frankie attended Columbia College and was a member of Northeast United Methodist Church, where she sang in the church choir. Her greatest joys were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Bruce McCall Dodd; sons, Timothy David Dodd (Reddy) of Atlanta, Ga., Jeffrey Scott Dodd of Tampa, Fla. and Gregory Mark Dodd (Caroline) of Columbia; grandchildren, Sydney Grier Dodd, Carson McCall Dodd, Spencer James Dodd, and Hampton Avant Dodd; great-grandchildren, Riley Dodd and Loralye Dodd; brothers, Dr. William Earl Avant and Landy Wood Avant, Jr. both of Georgetown; numerous nieces and nephews, and grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Vernice Avant Wilson and Mildred Avant Juk; and brothers, James Dalvin Avant, Sr. and Louis Remson “Ray” Avant.

Memorials may be made to Northeast United Methodist Church Choir Fund, 4000 Hard Scrabble Rd, Columbia, SC 29223.

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