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 HeritageFuneralHome.org
Published by The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 21, 2010.