RANDOLPH – Frances Hodge, 87, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a devoted Christian wife, mother and friend to anyone she met.
She and her husband, George, were married for 70 years before his death 48 days before hers. She was a farmer’s wife and helpmate for many years. She worked with her husband running a country store at Randolph for several years. She also worked at Miss Eaton factory for 20 years before retiring. She was a Baptist and a member of Randolph Baptist Church. She always had a smile for everyone, even when her health was very bad. She loved watching her birds and all of nature in God’s beautiful outdoors.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Chip Johnson, Bro. Gerald Finley and Bro. Wayne Cobb will officiate. Burial will follow in Randolph Baptist Church Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Pickens (JohnLee) and Pat Williams (John); a daughter-in-law, Sharon Hodge; grandchildren, Mike Pickens, Donna Stewart, Bobby Pickens, Rivers Hodge (Karlee), Amanda Berryhill, Jennifer Russell and Tina Clark; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; her caregivers; her granddaughter Donna Stewart and Clara Nix; a brother-in-law, Cletus Hodge; a sister-in-law, Vera McDonald; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George T. Hodge; sons, Jerry Hodge and Jimmy Hodge; parents, Lavert and Vera Hellums; and a sister, Mytrice Brown.
Pallbearers will be Rivers Hodge, Mike Pickens, Bobby Pickens, Rob Stewart, David Clark and Tony Smith Jr.
Visitation will continue from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday.