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Proctor Funeral Home

442 Jefferson Street SW, P.O. Box P, Camden, AR

Phone: 870-836-2264

Josephine Tate McGill

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Published: November 18, 2012

Josephine Tate McGill (Dodie), 84 of Camden, Ark. 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, Ark. Additional survivors are 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 dietician. 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 Sunday, Nov. 18 at Proctor Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. A private interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery followed by a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church in Camden at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Rev. Erin Kay will officiate the service.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Camden, 313 Greening St., Camden, Ark. 71701 or to the charity of your choice. To sign the online guest register visit

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