Steve J. Hodges, Jr.
Funeral Date: 7/19/2011

Obituary:
Steve J. Hodges, JR., age 85, of Warren, AR. and Pansy, AR. died Saturday July 16, in Nashville, AR. Born January 23, 1926 in Shirley, AR. a son of the late Steve J. Hodges, SR. and Julia Ann Newman Hodges he was retired from A.P. & L. with 39 years of service, member of First United Methodist Church, the Bradley County Citizen of the Year in 1988 and a World War II Marine Corps. Veteran. After the war, he finished his education at Woodlawn High School graduating in 1946, where he met his wife Laverne Price who served as his typing teacher and they married June 6, 1948. Laverne died November 19, 2005. Also preceding him in death were several brothers and sisters. Survivors are 2 sons Andy Hodges and spouse Wendy, Oxford, MS., Martin Hodges, Warren, AR. 1 daughter Kim Johnson and spouse Wally, Little Rock, AR. 7 grandchildren. Graveside services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday July 19, at Pansy Cemetery with Rev. Gary Wiles officiating. Arrangements were by Frazerís Funeral Home.

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Name: gwen saylor
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Name: Terry and Cindy (Morrison) Thompson
Message: Andy, Kim, & Martin - The best word to describe your dad was 'giving'. He was always willing to give all he had for those around him. Our prayers are with you always.

Name: Barbara and Ronnie Higgins
Message: So very sorry to hear of Mr. Steve's passing...he was a beloved citizen of our small town. My sympathies to his family.

Name: French & Judy Thornton Wynne
Message: Thinking of all of you during this sad time....remembering you in our prayers.

Name: Charles Landers
Message: The family has my prayers.

Name: Jimmy reep
Message: Andy and family,so sorry to hear of the passing of Steve.He was a valued friend and I will miss him,as I know you all will. God will fill that void,I pray.

Name: Paula Splawn
Message: So sorry to hear about your Dad. I know there is a great rejoicing in Heaven though with your Mom. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: David Morgan
Message: Andy I am sorry to hear of your loss he was a great man and he will be missed. prayers will be with you and Wendy

Name: Heather Beasley
Message: Martin our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He and your mom will still be watching over you as they have through the years.

Name: Lisa York Johnson
Message: Martin, Andy and Kim you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I sure enjoyed your Dad the years I worked at Corner Grocery Such a sweet man.

Name: Sandra Clark Word
Message: Andy & Family: I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Steve. He was a wonderful man, and always had a smile and a kind word. A true gentleman. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.....

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am so saddened by hearing that Mr. Steve has passed away. I have such fond memories of him as a client and friend when we helped him and Mrs. Laverne care for their pets. My heart goes out to the family. He was a real treasure!

Name: Ricky Green
Message: Keeping you all in my prayers.

Name: Candy Norton
Message: Kim and Andy, so sorry for your loss. Always looked up to Mr. Steve.

Name: Suzette Woodard Russell
Message: Thinking of you during this very difficult time. I was just thinking of your parents the other day. Sincerely-Suzette

Name: Maylon Rice
Message: To Andy and the family: I was so sad to read of your dad's passing. He was a great guy, an employee of AP&L when that meant something. You are all in my prayers.

Name: Larry L. Stuart
Message: Andy, Kim, and your families. Please accept my condolences in the passing of your dad, another favorite of my hometown. May God's peace reign in your lives.

Name: Susan Roberts
Message: Your dad and mom were so kind to us when we moved to Arkansas 12 yrs. ago. I smile when I think of Steve & LaVerne together again along with their faithful dog Penny.

Name: Sallie Carmical Nix
Message: Hey Kim & Steve, Sorry to read about the loss of your dad. He was such a nice man.

Name: Deana Johnson James
Message: So very sorry to hear of Mr Steve passing. I always thought so much of your mom and dad. They were so kind to me growing up, always respected. Prayers for your families.

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: Andy and family, out deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Name: Judy Richard Cox
Message: Just wanted to say I am thinking of each of you and sending prayers. Knew Mr. Steve and Mrs. Laverne from my early banking days. They were always kind to me.

Name: Debbie Sanders
Message: Kim, Andy, Martin, and family I am so sorry. Our prayers are with you all. Both Steve and Laverne were wonderful people. Steve was always there ready to help me anytime I needed it. They were both precious. I am so sorry I didn't find out until after the service was over. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Name: John " Red " Wallace
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.