Arthur Hodges

Saturday, April 12, 2003

TAMMS, Ill. -- Arthur L. Hodges, 82, of Tamms died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Cairo, Ill., son of Liston and Ginnie Crippen Hodges. He and Viola Randolph were married Oct. 26, 1957, at Unity, Ill.

Hodges retired as bailiff at Alexander County Courthouse in Cairo. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Cairo.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Gene Hodges of Jackson, David Hodges of Cairo, Robert Hodges of Villa Ridge, Ill.; a daughter, Kathy Hood of Cairo; three sisters, the Rev. Wilma Williams of Cairo, Rossie Bigaman of Ullin, Ill., Margaret Tibbs of Cunningham, Ky.; two brothers, Herbert Hodges of Cairo, Robert Hodges of Villa Ridge; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister and two grandsons.

Friends may call at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and after 11 a.m. Monday at the Assembly of God Church in Cairo.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the church, with the Revs. Charles Lance and Wilma Williams officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery near Dongola, Ill.