Lena Belle Reedy Hodges, age 90, of Quitman, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Southridge Village Nursing and Rehab Center in Heber Springs. Born in Quitman on June 7, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie (Johnston) Reedy.
A longtime resident of Quitman, Mrs. Hodges was a homemaker and a member of the Howard General Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hodges, who passed away on January 5, 1994; by one son, Lois Earl Hodges; one daughter, Shirley Kay Kennedy; five brothers, Otis, Alfred, Luther, Lonnie, and Carlton Reedy; and two sisters, Stella Leach and Irene Henry.
Mrs. Hodges is survived by four children, Bill Hodges and wife, Linda, of Quitman, Earlene Smith and husband, Edwin, of Quitman, Betty Wiedower and husband, Sonny, of Guy, and Jeanette Wright and husband, Joe, of Greers Ferry; daughter-in-law, Nina Hodges of Crossett;
son-in-law, Joe Kennedy of Quitman; 21 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Wanda Nichols of Kensett; and numerous relatives and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 4, at Olmstead Funeral Home. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 5, at the Howard General Baptist Church with Rev. Joe L. Kennedy and Rev. Terry Mote officiating. Interment followed in the Center Point Cemetery. Steve Wiedower, Brian Wiedower, Kenny Wiedower, Tim Shue, Lance Smith, Brandon Smith, Byron Smith, and Joey Kennedy served as pallbearers.
Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc