Throughout the centuries your name, Hodges, occurred in many records, manuscripts and documents but not always with your exact spelling. From time to time the surname was spelt Hodge, Hodges, and these variations in spelling frequently occurred, even between father and son. Scribes and church officials, frequently spelt the names phonetically. As a result the same person would be recorded differently on birth, baptismal, marriage and death certificates.
HODGES Family Reunion
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 Hodges reunion will be held at the Hodges Mill on the Saturday following the Fourth of July each year. And it is hoped the members of the family serving in the Armed Forces overseas and those kept away because of the transportation war emergency will be present.
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