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Dorothy Mae Rhoden, 88, of Alachua passed away Sept. 11, 2016. Mrs. Rhoden was born to the late Leroy and Margie Erixton in Saint Joseph, Missouri, but had lived in the Alachua area since 1974 after moving there from Gainesville. Mrs. Rhoden was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship in Lake Butler and was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Rhoden. Mrs. Rhoden was a longtime member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Gainesville.

Mrs. Rhoden is survived by her daughter, Sherry Gorny (Joe) of Salt Springs, Florida; her sons, Buddy Rhoden (June) of Alachua, David Rhoden of Alachua, and James Rhoden (Debbie) of Hague; a daughter at heart, Shirlene Harvey (Jimmy) of High Springs; her grandchildren, Dava, Donna, Janeen, Leslie, Rachel,Tina, and T.J., 15 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and other family members.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoden will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at the Archer Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Butler with Bro. Terry Elixson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper, Florida.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 N.W. 90th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are under the direction of Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler / 386-496-2008.