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This popular legislator was born in Sugar Loaf county, Choctaw Nation, in 1850,the son of Joseph Hodges, a white man, and Cebelle Wall, of the Koonchas and Imoklusha's. In 1868, in his eighteenth year, he was elected county judge of Bok-tuk-kal'o county, and two years afterward filling the unexpired term of circuit judge. This was followed by his appointment as revenue collector and succeeded by that of circuit clerk. In 1882 he creditably filled an unexpired term in the Council, and in 1883 was elected inspector of revenues. Before the lapse of two years he was elected to the House, and re elected four years in succession, in 1888 he went to the Senate with a large majority, and the following year was chief commissioner of the Net Proceeds Claim, nearly one million of money passing through his hands during the distribution. In 1890 he was once more elected member of the Lower House. On the adoption of the freedmen in 1885, the subject of this sketch was one of the commissioners.
This gentleman was born in Towsen county, Choctaw Nation, in 1859, the son of Joseph Hodges, a white man, and Cebelle Wall, a Choctaw of the Koonchas and Imok-lu-shas. In 1868 he went to school at Wheelock and left there in 1874, after which he assisted his father until 1879, when he embarked in the cattle business in Atoka county (first on a small scale) and afterward in creasing until he sold out in 1884, and purchased half interest in his brother's mercantile business at Lehigh.
The society enjoyed a successful and enjoyable conference in Charleston in October 2012. Attendees voted to hold the 2013 conference in August in Fort Wayne, Indiana in conjunction with the meeting of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. The 2014 conference will be held in Richmond, Virginia in May in conjunction with the National Genealogical Society meeting.
Blanche Hope Byrd Hodges, a resident of Greenwood Place, Geneva, and formerly of Dothan, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013. She was 88.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Byrd Funeral Home Chapel with her nephew, Warren Byrd, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Alacare Hospice, 3379 W. Main St., Dothan, AL 36305.
Mrs. Hodges was born September 23, 1924 to James P. and Lula Byrd in Hartford and lived her early life in Hartford and Geneva. She married George Lloyd Hodges in 1946 and they lived in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, FL. They then moved to Dothan in 1966 where she lived the remainder of her life.
Glenda Gail Hodges Morris
Glenda Gail Hodges Morris, 73, of Dothan, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, October 8, 2012 at her residence.
Funeral services will be 10 am Thursday, October 11, 2012 at First United Methodist Church Dothan with Dr. Jim Sanders and Rev. Allie Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends from 7-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to "In Christ's Name Fund" or the "Building Fund" c/o First United Methodist Church, 1380 W. Main Street, Dothan, AL, 36301.
Frances E. Collie, age 95, of Malvern, Arkansas, passed away Monday April 30, 2012 at Hot Spring County Medical Center.
She was born April 10, 1917 in Hot Spring County to the late William and Alice Davis Hodges. Frances was reared in the Assembly of God faith and worked in housekeeping in a local nursing home. Her loves were her family and her best friend Vernice Taylor. Frances enjoyed gardening and the family said as long as she was "digging in the dirt" she was happy. Family was the most important thing to her and she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by:
Son: Richard Lee Collie of Malvern
Daughters: Barbara Sue Holland-Kaufman of Little Rock and Joann Southworth of Benton
Brothers: Houston Hodges (Mary) of Longview, Texas and Winston Hodges (Geneva) of Donaldson
Sisters: Louise Lang of Malvern and Wanda Goden of Dallas
Daughter in law: Dora Ann Collie of Louisiana
Myra Hazel Hodges, 90, of Cottonwood, AL, died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in Clearman Chapel at Southern Heritage Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Robert Kirkland officiating. Burial will follow in Hodgesville Baptist Church Cemetery with Southern Heritage Funeral Home directing.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Born in Houston County Alabama, Myra was a daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Mary Anna Faulk Hodges. She was a graduate of the University of Missouri, St. Lois with a BS degree in business. She owned and operated the Hodges Clothing Stores in Bainbridge, GA and Panama City, FL. She was a member of Hodgesville Baptist Church.
Myra was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.