Cleone Haynes Hodges
Ms. Cleone Haynes Hodges, 103, of Greene Street, Boone, passed away Sunday morning, September 9, 2012, at home. Born July 11, 1909, in Shongaloo, Louisiana, she was a daughter of the late O. H. Haynes, Sr., and Lynn Burns Haynes.
Ms. Hodges retired from Appalachian State University after 36 years where she was a professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. After retirement Cleone was very active in the community. She attended and taught Sunday School at the First Baptist Church, was a life member and past president of the Rhododendron Garden Club, she served as secretary with the Watauga Parks and Recreation Commission and was a member of the Boone Town Beautification Committee. An avid golfer, Cleone was a member of the Blue Ridge Golf Association and of the Blue Ridge Ladies' Golf Association. She was an active member of the Boone Golf Club, winning the Club Championship in 1975. Ms. Hodges participated in the Senior Games at local, state and national levels into her 90s.
She is survived by one son, J. B. Hodges of Boone; two granddaughters, Erin Hodges-Demas and Alyssa Hogan both of Hickory; a grandson in law, Brandon Tressler; three great-grandchildren, Shawn Collin Hogan, Evelyn Darnell and Cleona Demas; one sister in law, Mrs. O. H. Haynes; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, O. H. Haynes, Sr. and Lynn Burns Haynes; and two brothers, J. Y. Haynes and O. H. Haynes, Jr.
Funeral services for Ms. Cleone Haynes Hodges will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Roy Dobyns and Dr. George Miles. Graveside services and burial will be private. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 375 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607.
The family will receive friends Thursday prior to the service from noon until 2 p.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the Hodges family at http://www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Hodges family.