HAUGHTON – Services to celebrate the life of Kathryn Reynolds Hodge will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 4, 2013, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Gevan Spinney of First Baptist Church of Haughton officiating. The family will receive guests on Thursday evening between the hours of 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hodge was born on January 12, 1915, in Beaumont, TX to parents, Dreben Blackwell Reynolds of Rusk, TX and Kate Mae Wyatt Reynolds of Old Washington, TX (where the Texas Independence was signed). She passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, September 28, 2013, at the age of 98 years.
Mrs. Hodge was the youngest of two brothers and one sister. She completed Beaumont High School in 1933, and graduated from Austin Presbyterian College in Sherman, TX in 1938. While attending Austin Presbyterian College, Kathryn was a member of ALPHA DELTA KAPPA.
She married Roy L. Hodge on June 7, 1941, at First Baptist Church of Shreveport by Dr. M.L. Dodd. She attended United Methodist Church of Haughton for ten years and joined Haughton Baptist Church in 1950. While a member of Haughton Baptist, she was also a member of the Honor Society until her death. Mrs. Hodge was also a member of the Diamond Set of First Baptist Church of Bossier City.
Mrs. Hodge’s teaching career spanned many years which included teaching third grade at Jefferson, TX for 3 years, Austin College PE teacher for 1 year, Haughton Elementary first grade for 26 ? years, and retired from Platt Elementary after 30 years.
Mrs. Hodge is preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Hodge, who passed away in August, 1986, and her son, Roy L. Hodge, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Hodge Gnatek and husband, Chester of Crestview, FL; grandchildren, Dee Dee Rivet Miller, John Randal Rivet and Nathen Hodge; great-grandchildren, Cory Miller, Samantha Miller, Jake Rivet and Josh Rivet; and many loving friends.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital .
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