The Hodges Family Newsletter
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This beautiful handwritten document circa 1915 was found in an old trunk, saved and kindly sent to us by Barbara Fairbanks of Woodbury CT. We are attempting to find someone descended from William Hodge to pass it too.
The following is an account of your grandmothers death. I'm sorry to report something so sad. I hate to tell you about it.
Just a reminder to please share whatever info you have on our family. Birth dates, marriage dates, where buried etc. We still have many gaps in our family tree and it is very important that the info be recorded before it is lost.
Also please do upload any old Hodges photos you might have.
Frances Harrison Trawick
(December 7, 1919 - January 9, 2010)
HEADLAND. . .Frances Harrison Trawick, a resident of Geiger Road, Headland, died Saturday morning, January 9, 2010, at her home. She was 90.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A. M. Monday, January 11, 2009, in the Holman-Headland Mortuary Chapel with Reverend Mike Wehner, Dr. Cecil M. Sanders, Jr. and Wiregrass Hospice Chaplain Paul Cowley officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 3:30 until 5:30 P. M. Sunday at the mortuary in Headland.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the "Beyond Measure Building Fund" of the First Baptist Church of Headland, 301 East Church Street, Headland, AL 36345.
Mrs. Trawick was a lifelong resident of Headland, daughter of the late Charles Albert Hodges and Addie Mae Ethridge Hodges. She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm until her retirement. Mrs. Trawick was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Harrison, two sons, Kenneth Harrison and Rex Harrison, sons-in-law, Jerry Parmer and James Woodham, daughter-in-law, Jean Harrison, two grandsons, Wayne Harrison and Roger Dale Harrison and two sisters and six brothers.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Benjamin Bennett Trawick, Headland; four daughters, Shirley Williams and husband, Bobby Williams; Patricia Woodham, Pam Wright and husband, Doyle Wright, all of Headland; Loretta Jenkins and husband, Mitchell Jenkins, Snellville, GA; a son, Harold Harrison and his wife, Anna Harrison, Bainbridge, GA: a step-daughter, Sheila McGhee and husband, Greg McGhee, Wetumpka, AL; three sisters, Melba Phillips, Headland; Janice Mathis, Columbus, GA: Juvene Hand, Panama City, FL; twenty-five grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Edmund Kennedy Hodges
I have moved the focus of my research to our Louisiana family, should be adding many family members to our tree. Here are a few of them.
Sgt Joseph Jackson Durham Hodges
Killed at the Second Battle of Manassas.
Actually buried at Manassas. His servant, Henry Vines (Johnson?) "went to war with his master, Joseph Hodges, and into the firing line with him and when he was shot down carried him on his back for 4 miles to the rear." He always told the family he could find the burial site of his masters body when the family wanted to return it to Louisiana. I understand they never did. Henry often went to Confederate reunions and relished his service with JJDH. He is one of 9 slaves we know went to war, one of few we have documented. - Clifton D. Cardin
Joseph Lawson Hodges, Jr
Part 3 of my three part DNA test has confirmed that the Robert Hodges Sr line belongs to lineage VII on the Hodges Patriarch page. I would encourage any Hodges with a spare $100 to join the project and get tested too.
Mikael Douglas Hodges, 3
A funeral for Mikael Douglas Hodges of Mountain Home will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Jamie McDaniels officiating. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel. Mikael died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, in Clinton at age 3.
Mikael Hodges was born Nov. 28, 2005, in Newport, the son of Douglas Leon and Valeory Virginia Cleaver Hodges.
Mikael Hodges is survived by his parents, Douglas and Valeory Hodges of Mountain Home; three brothers, Gary and Daniel Barker of Mountain Home and Alex Hodges of Horseshoe Bend; paternal grandparents, Robert and Joyce Hodges of Viola, and Shirley and Bud Burkhart of Shirley; and maternal grandfather Calvin Cleaver of Mountain Home. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Minnie Maybelline Cleaver.
Burial will be at Elizabeth Cemetery, with Gary Barker, Daniel Barker, Alex Hodges and Russell Krupp as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to the Mikael Hodges Benefit Fund at First National Bank & Trust Co.
Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.