Mary Lou Hodges passed away at 77 years old on Friday, February 11, 2022 at her home with her loved ones by her side. Mary was born on August 13, 1944 in Watauga County to the late Luther Wilson and Ina Eggers Wilson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Dare Harrison of Boone, NC and Ella Mae Tester of Colfax, NC; one brother, James Wilson of Vilas, NC; and one niece, Diane Watson of Boone, NC.
Mary was a wonderful wife and mother who enjoyed gardening and loved to mow the yard. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Mary is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jack Hodges and her loving son, Kevin Hodges of Mountain City; granddaughter, Lyndsey Hoyle and husband, Dillon; great-grandchildren, Emerie, Mac, Anakin, and Arlo Hoyle; four sisters, Martha Moody and husband, Joe of Boone, NC, Betty James of Vilas, NC, Ruth Frye of Lockport, NY, and Jean Collins and husband, Robert of Boone, NC; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Reece Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Mike Townsend, her nephew, Paxton Parrish, and Pastor Gale Hartley officiating. Those who would like to join in the funeral procession are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Kevin Hodges, Dillon Hoyle, Rick Courtner, Cody Tester, David Manuel, Ethan Proffitt, and Danny Pardue. Honorary pallbearers are R.E. Brown and Roby Phillippi.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N., Mountain City, TN 37683, or Ballad Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of Mary Hodges has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.