PONTOTOC – George T. Hodge, 88, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Sunshine Rest Home. He grew up in Tippah County, moving to Pontotoc County in 1940. He was a farmer and a school bus driver, and he ran a country store at Randolph. For 20 years he was in the used car business with his son. He was a Christian man who loved to serve the Lord.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Gerald Finley, Bro. Wayne Cobb and Bro. Chip Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Frances; daughters, Shirley (John Lee) Pickens and Patty (John) Williams; daughter-in-law, Sharon Hodge; caregiver, Clara Nix; granddaughter and caregiver, Donna Stewart; three granddaughters, Tina Clark, Amanda Berryhill and Jennifer Russell; grandsons, Mike Pickens, Bobby Pickens and Rivers Hodge; 14 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Cletus Hodge; and a sister, Vera McDonald.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Missouri Hodge; sons, Jerry Hodge and Jimmy Hodge; brother, Hubert Hodge; and sisters, Lorene Alexander, Tressie Gitter and Eunice Vuncannon.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Rivers Hodge, Mike Pickens, Bobby Pickens, Rob Stewart, David Clark and Gene Gitter.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Cowsert, Gearld Waldrop, Grover Warren, Charles Fowler, Danny Lucius and Gene Leopard.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Wednesday.