Wilma Irene Lanzon September 4, 1936 - May 7, 2009 STAYTON - She is survived by her daughters, Sherry, Sandra, and Shelly; sons, Brian, William, and Phillip; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No services will be held.
Published in the StatesmanJournal on 5/9/2009
Colonel, U.S.A.F. retired Julian Oswald Hodges of Madison, Fla., a native of Headland in Henry County, passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 13, 2007, at Madison. He was 88.
Funeral services will be Thursday in the Holman-Headland Mortuary Chapel in Headland at 11 a.m. (C.D.T.) with the Rev. Norman C. Simmons and Dr. Cecil M. Sanders Jr. officiating. Graveside services with military rites will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery in Dothan. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. (C.D.T.) Thursday at the mortuary in Headland. The family will also receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening at his home, 287 N. W. Hamburg Road in Madison, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Headland "Together We Build Fund", 301 E. Church Street, Headland, AL 36345.
Excerpt from The Dothan Eagle - 5 July 1945
The descendants of Floyd Lamuel Hodges and Rebecca WHIDDON Hodges, met at their old plantation mill on the Headland-Abbeville highway (now the Fulcher Pool Site) known as “Hodges Mill”, for a family reunion Saturday July seventh.
Dinner was spread on tables under the trees at one o’clock and swimming and fellowship was enjoyed all day. Illness prevented their son, Alexander A Hodges being present but the group visited him at his home near-by.
Those present included one son, Jasper Gillespie Hodges, and the following other descendants: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Albert HODGES; Mr. and Mrs. J D Hodges and their daughters, Gwendolyn and Gayle; Misses Juvene and Ann Hodges, Wallace R HODGES; Mrs. Richard L PHILLIPS and daughter, Kate Helen; Rev. and Mrs. Dempsey Wyatt HODGES; Miss Gloria DOSTER and O C DOSTER, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. George Grady HODGES; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Alexander Hodges and their sons Fred Glen and Bruce Hodges and daughter, Mabel Hodges.
Mrs. E Price DAWSEY, Mrs. Venice Dawsey ATKINSON and her son Warren Dawsey ATKINSON, all of Birmingham, Captain C H DAWSEY, recently returned from the European theatre of war who has been assigned commanding officer of the Field Artillery Detachment at Camp Rucker, Alabama.
Mrs. Chester Lee Hodges and her daughter, Lottie Lee Hodges, and son James Chester HODGES; Mrs. Fred HARRIS and her son, Larry Joe, of Pensacola, Florida; Mrs. Floyd Shelton Hodges and her daughter, Shirley; Mr. and Mrs. Glenwood Hodges and their son, William Earl and daughters, Judy Ann, Glenda Gayle, and Wanda Fay.
Guests included Mrs. Oscar BELCHER, and Mrs. Mary ETHERIDGE of Henry county and Miss Peggy HENDERSON of Birmingham, Alabama.
The 3rd Alabama Infanty Battalion was organized with six companies at Montgomery, 25 June 1862. It was consolidated with 4 companies of the 1st Infantry Battalion and designated the 60th Infantry Regiment at Charleston, TN on 25 Nov 1863
At Chickamauga, the Legion earned a "splendid reputation". First battalion lost 168 killed and wounded of 230 enaged, and the third battalion lost 50 killed and wounded of 219 engaged. The Third was complimented on the field by General Pond at Chickamauga.
3rd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion = 60th AL Regiment
60th Alabama Infantry Regiment
This regiment was formed by consolidating four companies of the First battalion of Hilliard's Legion with six companies of the Third battalion. The first battalion, seven companies, went out with Jack Thorington of Montgomery as lieutenant colonel, and John H. Holt of Montgomery as major;* and the Third battalion, six companies, went out with John W. A. Sanford of Montgomery as lieutenant colonel, and Hatch Cook of Georgia as major. The operations of the Hilliard Legion are given in the memoranda of the Fifty-ninth Alabama. At Chicamauga, the First battalion lost 168 killed and wounded of 230 engaged, and the third battalion lost 50 killed and wounded of 219 engaged. Organized at Charleston, Tennessee, Nov. 25, 1863, the Sixtieth passed through the trials and perils of the winter campaign in east Tennessee. In the spring it reached Richmond, and lost heavily at Drewry's, where the regiment was complimented on the field by Gen. Gracie, as the Third battalion had been at Chicamauga by Gen. Preston of Kentucky. The regiment was in the trenches at Petersburg for eight months, and lost continually by the almost incessant shelling. At White-oaks Road and Hatcher's Run the Sixtieth was fully engaged, and its loss was severe.
JOSEPH HODGES, farmer, of Geneva county, was born in Lee county, Ga., in 1832. He is the son of Henry and Martsy (Kennedy) Hodges, the former of whom was born in Georgia, became a farmer early in life, bought a farm in Georgia, and became the owner of many slaves, all of whom he lost as a result of the war. He came to Alabama in 1857, and bought a farm near Abbeville, Henry county, upon which he lived until his death, which occurred in 1867. Politically he was always a democrat. His wife was a native of North Carolina, removed with her parents to Georgia, where she was married in her sixteenth year, and became the mother of eight children, four of whom still survive. She now lives with her son Joseph Hodges, who was brought up on a farm and never went to school a day in his life. He entered the service of the Confederate states as a member of Hilliard's legion, but subsequently became a member of company A, Sixtieth Alabama infantry. He served nearly all through the war as a valiant soldier, and was wounded March 31, 1865, in the right arm, on account of which he was sent home on. furlough, and while there the war came to an end. He resumed farming in Henry county, and is also engaged in merchandising in connection with his farming, continuing thus engaged eight years. In 1887 he removed to Geneva county, bought the farm where he now lives, and settled down upon it. At first he purchased 520 acres, but now he owns 1,151 acres. He was married in 1865 to Miss Catharine Ward, daughter of Daniel Ward, who grew up and was educated in Henry, her native county, and was married when in her sixteenth year. Mr. and Mrs. Hodges have no children. Mr. Hodges has always been honest and straightforward in his dealings with his fellow-men, and is recognized as one of the most public-spirited citizens in Geneva county.
The following information written by Herman Allen Hodges about his Great Grandfather Jordan H. Hodges son of Lemuel M. and Vincy Martin Hodges, and brother of Floyd L. Hodges:
Jourdan H. and Sarah Camellia Locke Hodges
Jourdan H. Hodges' farm was located two and one half miles northeast of Headland AL. in Henry County. and consisted of approximately 910 acres, which joined 600 acres owned by his brother Floyd L. Hodges. The heavily forested farm had 23 houses for whites and 20 houses for tenants to live in.
Jourdan and Camellia had five sons to which he gave approximately 100 acres of land to as they became of age 21 years old. They had three daughters to whom they gave each in money the sum that would be the value of 100 acres of land.
Jourdan had his own one room log school house on this farm and his son Jordan Isiah Hodges was the teacher, teaching most all his brothers and sisters as they grew up.
He had his own Fish Pond, a grist mill, a syrup mill, a cotton gin, and many other out buildings for his livestock to live in during the winter weather. They had their own spinning wheel and looms. Also a flock of sheep for making their wool clothing. He had a team of oxen for doing heavy work on the farm, such as pulling logs, to his mill.
He had a large vineyard, much as six acres, of various kinds of fruits, his own honey bee hives for bees to make honey.
He gave to his sons approximately 500 acres of this farm, keeping 300 acres or more for himself until his death in 1916. Then this farm was sold to a Mr. Wilkerson. He farmed the land for 10-12 years, then sold it to the state of Alabama and now the State has an Agricultural Experiment Station located on this 300 acres. 14 houses that were on this part of the farm have been demolished by the State of Alabama, and today, (1965) there is not a building standing of the old farm on the station.