Charles Hurley Dodson, a self-employed cook for 40 years, died of cancer at Meadowbrook Convalescent Hospital in Hemet on Wednesday, July 22. Mr. Dodson, 91, was a resident of Anza for 15 years before moving to Hemet two years ago. Mr. Dodson was born Aug. 1, 1906, in Rogers, Ark. Besides being a self-employed cook, he was a cook for Santa Fe Railroad all over the country. Mr. Dodson, a widower, enjoyed traveling.

Memorial services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at McWane Family Funeral Home in Hemet. The Rev. Bob Reece of Anza Baptist Church officiated with a private inurnment following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina.

Memorial contributions can be made to Anza First Southern Baptist Church, 39200 Foothill Road, Anza, CA 92306. Mr. Dodson is survived by his son, James Smith, of Hemet.