56 year old Farris Hodges, Jr. of Dowelltown died Sunday morning at his residence. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in combat during the Vietnam War. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was also a lifetime member of the D.V.A. and P.V.A. Hodges was a prosthetic product line manager for the Department of Veterans Administration for 27 years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Dry Creek Baptist Church where he was a member. Donald Owens will officiate and a private burial will follow. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Hodges of Dowelltown. Two sons, Farris Preston and his wife Melissa Hodges of Arlington, Tennessee and Christopher Ross Hodges of Germantown, Maryland. A daughter, Jayme Nicole and her husband Daniel Nevels of Memphis. Grandchildren, Mason Christian Hodges and Davis Bryant Nevels. Two brothers, Rodney Barry and his wife Isabel Huffman of Bartlett and David Allen Hodges of Millington. A sister, Debbie D. and her husband Ron Metcalf of Bartlett, Tennessee. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Lazarus House Hospice in memory of Mr. Hodges.
Farris Hodges, Jr.
Mar 5 2007