Frances Claudette Hodges
1936 - 2020
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Frances, 83, of Gary, Ind., passed away Sept. 27, 2020. She was born in November 1936 to the late Charles Wm Smith Sr. and Rosa Lee (Harrell) Smith. A 1954 Roosevelt High School graduate, Frances attended Gary College and Methodist Hospital School of Radiology. She practiced as an X-ray technician before joining the Gary Housing Authority. She managed the Glen Park Senior High Rise before retiring in 1998. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Hodges; sister, Rose Marie (Rufus) Mitchell; brothers Charles Wm (Willette) Smith Jr. and John Otway Smith; and nephews, Dennis and Darryl Mitchell. Frances is survived by her daughter, Lydia (Aaron) Rose Hall, and granddaughter, Nina Rose, of Chicago, Ill., as well as family and friends. Visitation, Monday, October 5, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services to follow at 11:00 a.m., all services at St. Timothy Community Church, 1600 W. 25th Ave., Gary, Ind.

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Published by Post-Tribune from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4, 2020.
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Timothy Community Church
1600 W. 25th Ave, Gary, IN
Funeral service
St. Timothy Community Church
1600 W. 25th Ave., Gary, IN
Funeral services provided by:
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
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I’ll always miss you, mommy. Until we meet again in Heaven. Love you always.
Lydia Hall
March 3, 2021
She was the best mother and grandmother ever. She earned her place in Heaven. May she rest in n power. I’ll see you again today me day mommy.
Lydia Hodges Hall
November 19, 2020
Frances' daughter, Lydia, and I grew up living the street from each other for many years; Lydia and I met in kindergarten in 1975 and we have been close friends ever since. :) I have fond memories of seeing Frances when I and my friends would visit almost every Friday night to hang out, eat, and watch MTV/BET/movies when we were teenagers . Frances was always very sweet, warm and friendly and had such a sweet laugh that I can still hear to this day. She will be greatly missed but I know she is being held in Jesus' loving Arms right now. Lydia, I am praying for God's supernatural strength and peace to envelope you and your family during this time.
Love, hugs, and kisses,
Elise Garner
Elise Garner
October 4, 2020
October 3, 2020
Our family first met yours in 1975 when Francis first reached out to me and my wife Elois the first day of school for our daughters Elise and Lydia . We were new to the neighborhood. I remember her as being so warm and accepting. Frances will be truly be missed. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Love you
Ralph Garner
October 3, 2020
Lydia & Family,

Our hearts are with you. I will always remember your mom as being very kind and beautiful. I was so young when I used to visit your home with Elise and your friends. The memories are fresh, even after all of these years. I'm sure that your mom will be watching from above, as you continue to be the awesome mom that you are to your Nina. We love you and trust God to provide the comfort that you need at this difficult time. This year has been rough, but we are going to make it.
Tracy Hedrick
October 2, 2020
Condolences to the family. Frances was always a source of conversation. Pleasant and smiling Beautiful Lady. She will be missed. In tour sorrow, may GOD continue to Bless you.
Zenobia Hodges
October 2, 2020
Our Dearest Lydia, Nina and family,
Know that your Mom is wrapped in Jesus’ loving arms and she’s in HIS care. HE will give you the strength that only HE can give.
We were all neighbors for many years and met Frances at Webster Elementary School when you were in kindergarten. I will never forget that day when she walked up to me and my husband and introduced herself and told us your name, Lydia. Wow, so many memories.
We love you❤
Elois Jackson-Garner
October 2, 2020
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