Lora Bell McClure Dodd, born January 17, 1912, died April 12, 2010.
She was the youngest of 13 children. She leaves behind one sister, three children, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews.
My grandmother is in a much better place now, reunited with her family and in the presence of God.
Monday, April 12, 2010
They worked hard on the farm.
They picked cotton.
They sewed in a garment factory.
They embraced a husband on his way to war and embraced him again when he returned.
They held three children, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
They churned butter.
They made biscuits without measuring any ingredients.
They canned tomatoes, corn, and homemade chow-chow.
They made muscadine jelly and fig preserves.
They made breakfast for her husband every morning.
They sewed beautiful quilts one stitch at a time.
They held bibles and hymnals in countless church services.
They folded in prayer.
They belong to my grandmother, Lora Dodd, age 98.