BLUE SPRINGS – William Ross Hodges, 80, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 20, 1933, to Alvie and Velma Beaty Hodges. He was a deacon at Center Hill Baptist Church and retired from Sample Department at Barclay Furniture Company after working at MasterBilt, Futorian and Brookwood. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Korea with peace-keeping forces after the war.
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His services will be Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Tommy Peters, Bro. Stark Aldridge and Bro. Brandon Murphree officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include his son, David Ross Hodges of Guntown, and his daughter, Joyce Hodges Peters (Tommy) of Myrtle; one stepson, Ronnie Bramlitt of Center Hill; two sisters, Eloise Hines of New Albany and Sara Cloyce Hogue (Gerald) of Dumas; two brothers, Joe Hodges (Marilyn) of Batesville, and Donald Hodges (Donna) of New Albany; two grandchildren, Carol Peters of Myrtle and Bruce Peters (Amber) of New Albany; two stepgrandchildren, Lee Bramlitt of Blue Springs and Carol Bramlitt of Ecru; sisters-in-law, Mary Hodges of Olive Branch and Dot Hodges of Pontotoc; mother-in law, Frankie Reeder of Blue Springs; brothers-in-law, Ricky Reeder and Barry Reeder (Rita) of Blue Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marie Williams Hodges, and his second wife, Brenda Reeder Bramlitt Hodges; five brothers, Roy, Junior, Alton, Milton Eugene and Watson; and a daughter, Delores.
His visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and from 9:30 until service time Thursday.
In honor of Mr. Hodges' service to his country, United Funeral Service will fly the United States Army flag during his visitation and his service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blue Mountain College, Sanctuary Hospice House or Center Hill Church. For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
United Funeral Service
700 Hwy 15 S New Albany, MS 38652
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal from July 8 to July 9, 2014