Eulala Barnes Hodges
Eulala Barnes Hodges, 96, of Laurel Fork Road, Vilas, passed peacefully Saturday morning, August 18, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Born February 22, 1916, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Linney and Maude Bumgarner Barnes. Mrs. Hodges was a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Ruth Shew and husband, Jack, of Vilas, Ruby Hornsby and husband, Joe, of Camden, S.C., and Rebecca White and husband, Welbourne, of Gilbert, S.C.; three sons, Jimmy Hodges and wife, Glenda, of Boone, Finley Hodges and wife, Linda, and John Hodges, and wife Allison, all of Vilas; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Grady Barnes and wife, Helen, of Boone; and sister-in-law, Bernice Barnes of Naples, Fla. Also surviving are a number of nieces, nephews, and her beloved extended family at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard James Hodges; three grandchildren, Owen "Sonny" Greer Jr. and infants Cole Hornsby and Jeffrey David Hodges; daughter-in-law, Judy Brown Hodges; two brothers, Kenneth "Prince" Barnes and J. C. Barnes; and two sisters, Ruth Ledford and Mabel Mays.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, August 21, 2012, at the Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Wynn Greer. Burial will follow in the Danner Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m. on August 20, 2012, at Austin & Barnes. At other times, the family will be at the Hodges residence.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Danner Cemetery Fund, in care of David Hodges, 1075 Laurel Fork Road, Vilas, NC 28692.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at the website http://www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Hodges family.