Dodson Dean Heflin

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Dodson Dean Heflin, age 79, of rural Keyesport, IL and formerly of Granite City, IL passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11:01 AM. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11 AM at The Columbus Baptist Church. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery, Keyesport, IL. Friends may call Thursday after 6 PM at Young Funeral Home. Dodson was born on September 11, 1938 in Granite City, IL to Gilbert Cornelius and Mattie Lorraine (Crockarell) Heflin. He is survived by his daughters Margaret (Stephen) Eichen of Plainview, IL and Kimberly Heinze of Troy, IL. He is also survived by two grandchildren Andrew Hartman of Keyesport, IL and Sarah Bailey of Collinsville, IL., his brother Cornelius "Sonny" Heflin of Keyesport, IL. along with nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Willie (Tish) Blaylock, Ann Kincy, Opal Peterson and Nell Whaley, along with a brother Corbett Heflin. He grew up in St. Louis, MO and Granite City, IL. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1959. After the service he returned to Granite City. He had worked at McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis and then worked as an electrician with I.B.E.W #309 in Collinsville, IL. He moved to rural Keyesport in 1995. He was a member of The Gold Wing Touring Association, The Columbus Baptist Church, and Masonic Lodge #835, AF & AM. Memorial contributions are suggested Columbus Baptist Church or the Wounded Warriors Project.


Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11 AM

Columbus Baptist Church


Thursday, August 27, 2015 after 6 PM

Young Funeral Home

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  1. Our family gatherings will not be the same, but you are now a part of a family gathering greater by far. For Dean's children and grandchildren, God's peace for all of you.

  2. May you all find comfort in our Lord's word at John 5:28, 29 "the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will be resurrected." Then at John 11:25 where Jesus said " I am the resurrection and the life.." May these few verses bring you comfort. Your neighbor and friend, Madeline Hernandez

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