John E. Hodges, 73
DUNN — Mr. John Ellsworth Hodges, 73, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at his home. He was born March 16, 1940 in Sampson County, son of the late Leonard Ellsworth and Eloise Dawson Hodges. Mr. Hodges was a member of Bethesda Friends Meeting where he taught the Quaker Fellowship Sunday School class for many years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and he enjoyed his family and friends tremendously. He was also a retired Volunteer Fireman with the Plainview Fire Department. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. at Bethesda Friends Meeting with the Rev. Lee Lane and the Rev. Ken Spivey officiating. Burial will follow in Sills Cemetery. Mr. Hodges is survived by his wife, Linda Hodges; one son, Johnny Hodges and wife Leasa; one daughter, Debbie Summerlin and husband Ray; two sisters, Peggy Core and husband Dalma Lee and Gloria Carroll all of Dunn; and five grandchildren, Erin, Samantha and Ashley Summerlin, and Rachel and John Hodges. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Cromartie-Miller & Lee Funeral Home in Dunn and other times at the home.