Stephen Lofton Hodges
Stephen Lofton Hodges, born October 9, 1940 died August 18, 2010. Artist, teacher, husband, and friend, Steve Hodges died at his home with peace and grace. He is remembered and cherished by his wife Lisette Hodges, his brother Clifford Hodges and the children of his heart, alice Griffith, Yancey McFalls, Nathan Ray, and the boys, Jacob Miller and Justin Varner. Steve will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Matthew, Gabriel, Presley Jean, Joey, and Charlotte. Dale and Patty Gothis, his life-long friends, deeply morn his passing as well. Mary Diamond's gift of love and support through Steve's illness cannot be measured. A memorial at the Buu Mon Buddhist Temple in Port Arthur, Texas is pending. To honor Steve, friends and family are asked to donate to the Holden Gothia Fund. C/O Edward Jones Attn: David Spradley, P.O. Box 851 Deer Park, TX 77536. Details and online guest registry available at

Published by The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 21, 2010.
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Steve lived many lives. He was an innovative and creative artist. He was a brilliiant free thinker with a great sense of wit. He was a forgiver. He was a man of the South. Most of all he was a loving and protecting husband to my Sister, Lisette. I will always remember him with gratitude for the life that intersected ours.
Guy Theriot
September 6, 2010
I took 3 drawing courses from him some years ago...he was always honest and straight forward, and helped me in so many ways. I really adored him, and was crushed to hear yesterday of his passing. Blessings on his family and friends; everyone who knew him understands how many people he impacted...all those lovers of art and students of life. He was a great teacher. Rest in peace dear man.
Kathleen Andrews
September 3, 2010
Very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Garry & Debbie McFalls (Sean's dad and step-mother)
Garry & Debbie McFalls
August 31, 2010
Steve will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. To those who were close to him and loved him, I'm sorry for your loss.
Gene Dammon
August 23, 2010
Such a loss to the art world and in general. RIP. Condolences Lizette and family and friends.
August 22, 2010
The art world has lost a great talent.

I've lost a dear, dear friend.

I don't know which is worse.
August 21, 2010
I met Steve in 1962 when I taught watercolor at Lamar. I felt that he was really talented and tried to keep my critiques to a minimum. Later he came to teach at Lamar and was an honored colleague. Bob
Bob O'Neill
August 21, 2010
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