Carolyn M. ‘Big Mama’ Dodson, age 79, of Brownwood passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at a local nursing home.

    A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Milton Ave Baptist Church with John Villarreal officiating. Interment will be private at a later date.

    Carolyn worked for Brownwood Manufacturing for many years. Prior to going in to the nursing home, she was a health care sitter for many families. She had been a member of the Milton Ave Baptist Church for 28 years.

    She is survived by her children, Frank John Keith Martin of Brownwood, Debbie Douglas of Brownwood, Celeste Martin and husband Jessie of Stephenville, Terral Martin of Brownwood, and Lance Johnson of Mullin; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

    She is preceded in death by her husband, Harvey L Dodson.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the A Time to Bead Cancer Fund 1052, E. Washington, Stephenville, TX 76401.

    Services have been entrusted to the care of Blaylock Funeral Home.