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Jesse Willard Hodges

1928 ~ 2019 (age 90)

Pastor J.W. Hodges passed from this life to go and be with his Lord on February 25, 2019, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House.  He was a dedicated man of God, preaching the gospel for 66 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Ruben Sr. and Rosie Hodges, two brothers: Ruben Hodges Jr., and James Hodges.  One sister: Ann Mae Dover and a very special grand son-in-law: Jeremy Runyon.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years: Barbara Hodges, two daughters: Jeannie Gillis (Jim) and Angie Newcomb (Phillip), two granddaughters: Kristen Runyon and Lori Fitts (Mitchell), three great grandchildren: Harlee East, Trey Fitts, and Ella Fitts, one brother: Gene Hodges (Evelyn) and host of friends and loved ones.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 1, 2019 at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Jonesboro at 9:30a.m. until service time.

Funeral service will be held Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:00a.m. with Brother Grey Falanga and Brother Jerry Parker officiating.

Interment will follow at McDaniel Cemetery in Jonesboro.

Memorial may be sent to Walnut Street Baptist Church 1910 Scenic Road Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401 or Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House 1148 E. Matthews Avenue Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401.

Arrangements under the care of Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home in Marked Tree.


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