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Originally published: 2013-02-15 13:23:10
Last modified: 2013-02-15 13:23:10

James M. Hodges

James M. 'Jim' Hodges, 76, of Dotson Lane, Mountain City, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Hodges was born July 20, 1936, in Watauga County, a son of the late Paul Washington Hodges and Lillie Mae Shore Hodges. He retired from Civil Service and served in the Korean War with United States Army and Air Force. Mr. Hodges played multiple instruments for the Boone Trail Band and his church, for many,many years.

Mr. Hodges is survived by his wife, Jimma Lou Culler Hodges of the home; two sisters, Jane Main and husband, Ronda, of Granite Falls and Jo Ann Crump and husband, Jerry, of Lenoir, and a special sister-in-law, Lana King of Mountain City. He is also survived by a number of special nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, who loved him.

In addtion to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Eggers; brother-in-law, Blaine; and his beloved Boston Terrier, Mandolin.

Funeral services for James M. "Jim" Hodges will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state at the chapel from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Wynn Greer and the Rev. David Hankal. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow in Jont Brown Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Mountain States Hospice, 101 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 100, Johnson City, Tennessee, 37604.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hodges family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.