By the grace of Almighty God, Darlene Fowlkes Dodd is healed and walking those streets of gold with her Mom. Darlene took her last breath in a broken body that she shed here on earth on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. She was born on June 26, 1957, the daughter of Lewis Fowlkes and Juanita Owen Fowlkes that predeceased her. On February 14, 1981, she married Ronnie Dodd who survives. She was of the Methodist faith and prior to her decline in health she was a weaver in Dan River Mills. Surviving are her children, Angela Goddard (Tommy), Ronnie Dodd II, Carol Willis (Dennis), and Jamie Dodd; grandchildren, Tyler, Jantzen, Alanna, Blake, Skyla, Rallye, Devin, Kinley, and Kyleigh; great-grandchildren, Chase, Madison, and Isabella; one sister, Sandra Brewer; one brother, Donald Fowlkes (Kim); special friends and loving caretakers, Pam Dunn and Angela Harville; and her four legged friend, Smokey. The family received friends from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2019, at Townes Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, Angela Goddard, 114 Arbor Place, Danville, Va. The funeral will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Townes Memorial Chapel. Casual attire preferred. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The National MS Society or the Ringgold Fire Department. Townes Funeral Home, 215 West Main Street, is serving the Dodd family. Online condolences can be made at

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