Carolyn Laverne Crowden Dodson, daughter of Wanda Crowden James and the late Doyle Crowden, was born Jan. 22, 1963, in Sikeston and died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Close To Home Nursing in Matthews at the age of 45.
She was a loving, kind and giving person that always had a smile on her face. She was a former truck driver and was of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include her mother, Wanda James of Essex; one son, Tyler Andrew Dodson of Texas; two brothers, Donnie Crowden of Benton and Cliff Crowden of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Beverly Crowden of Cape Girardeau and Kristi Petty of Essex; and her maternal grandmother, Gertrude Cochran of Bloomfield.
She was preceded in death by her father, Doyle Crowden; her maternal grandfather, Joseph Pete Cochran; her paternal grandparents, Henry E. and Edna Crowden; and her stepfather, John Frank James.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, at the Walker Cemetery in Bloomfield with Pastor Rick Breeden officiating.
Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.