Naomi Davey Hodges

Born: Fri., Feb. 4, 1927
Died: Sat., May 16, 2015


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., May 22, 2015
Location: Harrelson Funeral Service

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., May 23, 2015
Location: Prospect United Methodist Church

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Mrs. Naomi Davey Hodges of Fort Pierce, Fla., passed away Saturday, May 16. A devoted Christian, wife, mother, and educator, she was born Feb. 4, 1927, in Durham, N.C., to John Reed and Pearl Pleasants Davey. She grew up in Danville, Va., attended local schools, and earned an associate of arts degree at Averett College and a bachelor's degree in education at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. She later received a master's degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Mrs. Hodges was married to the late Claude H. Hodges, Jr., of Yanceyville, N.C. She taught at Bartlett Yancey High School, and had other teaching experience in Danville and at Dan McCarty High School in Fort Pierce, where she taught English beginning in 1966. Later, she was the librarian at Lawnwood Elementary School in Fort Pierce, introducing hundreds of youngsters to the joy of reading over the years.

She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Pierce, where she taught children's Sunday School and served on the administrative board. Mrs. Hodges was a 50-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and also was an avid bridge player, and enjoyed gardening, cooking, and frequent RV trips with her husband after they retired. She will be remembered for her devotion to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, a caring concern for her neighbors, and for her strength and perseverance.

She is survived by her three children, Claude Davey (Dave) Hodges of Tallahassee, Fla., Susan Hodges Ferrer of Fort Lauderdale, and Elizabeth Ann (Libby) Hodges of Davie, FL. She is also survived by two sisters, Sylvia Orr of Fort Pierce, Betty Brown of Madison Heights, Va., grandsons Richard H. Hodges of Rockville Centre, N.Y., and Orlando Jose Ferrer of Naples, Fla., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and family on Friday, May 22, at Harrelson Funeral Home Chapel in Yanceyville from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services and interment will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Prospect United Methodist Church in Yanceyville.

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