Helen Powell (Powell) Hodges

Born: Sat., Apr. 23, 1921
Died: Wed., May 11, 2011

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 14, 2011

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Helen Pearl Powell Hodges 90, formerly of 169 Oak Tree Street passed away Wednesday at Brian Health and Rehabilitation Facility, following a long period of declining health.

She was born in Caswell County April 23, 1921 to William Thomas Powell and Sue Mitchell Powell.

Funeral Services will be Saturday 11 a.m. at Prospect United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. David Grissom. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Hodges was a native of the Purley Community and was married in 1943 to  
Roy Irvin “Jiggs” Hodges for forty nine years. They later moved to Yanceyville. She had been a resident of the Alzheimer‘s unit of the Brian Health & rehabilitation Facility for the past five years. She was a homemaker and a member of Prospect United Methodist Church, where she had served as a Sunday School Teacher, in the children’s department and was active in the United Methodist Women’s organization, and was awarded a lifetime membership for service. As a member of the Rose Garden Club of Yanceyville, she held numerous positions during a span of years in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Mrs. Hodges held the position of Registrar for Yanceyville voting precinct for twenty years. She acquired a reputation for  outstanding culinary skills as her luscious homemade layer cakes and pies were always in demand. Dining in her home was always a memorable occasion for guests.

The family wants to acknowledge the dedicated Staff of the Brian Center Health  and Rehabilitation Facility of Yanceyville and Community Home Care and Hospice.

Survivors are son William Irvin “Billy” Hodges, daughter-in-law Brenda Wood Hodges, granddaughter Laura Beth Hodges Calhoun and grandson-in-law Jared Calhoun two sisters-in-law Jeannine Hodges of Reidsville and Naomi Hodges of Fort Pierce, Fl.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Roy Irvin “Jiggs” Hodges, brothers, Frank Powell, William “Bill” Powell, Fred Powell and sisters Garnett P. Brooks and Mary Mitchell P. Wellens.

The family will receive friends immediately following the committal service in the church fellowship hall.

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