2017-07-06 / Obituaries


Benny Elvin Hodge, 69, of Gainestown passed away July 2, 2017 at his residence.

He was born April 24, 1948 to Elvin and Estelle Hodge. He was a member of Grace Chapel Church in Coffeeville. He was a retired vibration analyst with Boise Cascade. Although he enjoyed watching all football, he was an avid fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, but one of his favorite hobbies was sharing his love of gospel and country songs. He played several instruments and frequently sang in church, at the nursing home and even had a “Pickin Shed” at his home where friends would gather to play and sing for hours on end.

Survivors include his wife, Denise Gardner Hodge; children, Patrick (Angie) Hodge, Richard (Marcia) Hodge, Thomas (Sonja) Hodge, Haley Bradford, Hillary (Bo) Pugh, Tracy Hodge; brothers, John William (Sereda) Hodge, David (Annie) Hodge; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents and the mother of his children, Mary Hodge.

The service was July 5 at 12 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial was at Grace Chapel Church Cemetery in Coffeeville with Revs. Butch Starks and Renea Henderson officiating.

Active pallbearers were Roger Fore, Marty Gardner, Bo Pugh, Stephen Hodge, Jason Hodge, Scott Childs and Charles Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society

Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhomejackson.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.


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