Mary Lester Hodge

Published 6:23 am Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mrs. Mary Lester Hodge, 69, a resident of Luverne, died Thursday, June 4, 2015. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2015, from Turner Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W. O. Sanders and Minister Jack Cates officiating. Interment followed in Emmaus Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Mrs. Hodge was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Gladys Holmes Lester; four sisters, Betty Byrd, Fleta West, Barbara Thompkins and Juanita Gooden; and two brothers, Randy Lester and William Lester.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Foy W. Hodge; three children, Rita (Jack) Finlayson, Anthony Mcleod and Stephanie (Dean) Sanders; three grandchildren, Blakely, Haley and Jenna Sanders; and her brother, Royce Lester.

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Active pallbeares were Billy Ray Lester, Gary Byrd, Jerry Bedsole, Darren Kersey, Brent Beck and Gene McLeod.