Mr. Samuel A. Hodge
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GREER, SC-- Mr. Samuel A. Hodge, 78, of 800 S. Main Street, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Greenville Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hodge was the son of Rev. Samuel A. Hodge, Sr. and Mrs. Kathleen Terry Hodge. He was a native of Newburgh, NY.
Mr. Hodge was a retired Funeral Director and Embalmer of The John W. Woodward Funeral Home.
Sam was well known for his widely exhibited art in fine galleries throughout the Southeast, Midwest and the West Coast, winning numerous awards and having a vast number of one man shows. One of his finest works being featured in the main gallery of the Dr. Charles Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit, Michigan. In addition Sam was a talented tapestry artist, whose textile and mixed media works were featured along with his stained glass art at a major exhibit at the York W. Bailey, Penn Center, St. Helena's Island, South Carolina. He was a member of the Exodus Arts Group, the Spartanburg Artist Guild, Community Advisor Council to the Chapman Cultural Center and was also a recipient of the Arts Partnership Grant.
Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Dorothy A. Speer Hodge of the home; three daughters, Frances L. Martin, Leslie A. Buxton, and Stacy A. Pearson; two brothers, Daniel Hodge and Brutus Hodge; four grandsons; and one granddaughter. His brother, Theodore Hodge, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 1:00 PM at the Silver Hill Memorial United Methodist Church. Dr. Edward McDowell will officiate. Burial will be in Boiling Springs Memorial Gardens with Military Rites. The family will receive friends on Friday evening, January 18, 2013, at The John Stinson Woodward Memorial Chapel from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
The family will receive friends at the home.
J. W. Woodward
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2013