Leasie J. Hodges

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Services for Leasie J. Hodges, of West Newbury, Mass., andformerly of Monticello, are 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at WilsonFuneral Home Chapel in Monticello with burial in Bethel BaptistChurch Cemetery in Monticello. Her nephew, Breck Ladd, willofficiate.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Hodges, 80, died Dec. 11, 2006, at Beverly Hospital inBeverly, Mass. She was born on April 17, 1926, to John MarvinJohnson and Ollie Bell Hedgepeth Johnson. She grew up inMonticello. After her marriage, she moved to New Orleans, where shelived most of her life. At age 75, she began living with her sonand daughter-in-law in Massachusetts.

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She was a factory worker with Container Manufacturing. She was amember of Suburban Baptist Church in New Orleans, La., and a memberof Eastern Star.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, James Q.Hodges; and her sister, Judy Gahn.

Survivors are her son, Quinton Darrell Hodges, of Massachusetts;her sisters, Elsa Shreve, of New Orleans, and Pat Ladd, ofMonticello; and her grandsons, David Quinton Hodges and AllanThomas Hodges.