Josephine Tate McGill (Dodie), 84, of Camden, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. She was born June 7, 1928.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Samuel D. McGill and Helen McRae Watts McGill; a brother, Samuel D. McGill, Jr.; and a sister, Mary Helen McGill Adams.

She is survived by a brother, Thomas McGill of Camden; two nieces, Susan Fordham (Jimmy) of Monroe, LA, and Kathy Welch (James) of Camden.

Also surviving are three great-nieces; and a great-nephew, Melissa Davis (Greg) of Sylvania, Ga., Laura Andrews (Zack) of Tallulah, Miss., Jennifer Miller (Tyler) of Waco, Texas and Andrew Welch (Bre) of Fort Smith; and numerous cousins.

Dodie was a graduate of Camden High School and the University of Arkansas where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.

In 1955, she joined Baylor Hospital in Dallas as a dietitian. She worked in Dallas for several years at Baylor and at the Carrollton Independent School District. Later she worked for the North Little Rock schools and the Arkansas State Health Department.

She was a life-long Presbyterian and a charter member of the Tate’s Bluff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Proctor Funeral Home.

A private interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Camden at with the Rev. Erin Kay officiating.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Camden, 313 Greening St, Camden, AR 71701 or to the charity of your choice.

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Published: 11/18/2012