B.L. Hodges passed away April 8, 2018

B.L. Hodges, age 88, of Quitman, Arkansas, passed away on April 8, 2018.  Born on June 20, 1929 in Quitman, Arkansas, he was the son of the late William and Susan Bettis Hodges.

B.L. was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Howard General Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters, Earl Jewell, Beuluh, Eldin, Winfred and Loy, and his sons Larry and Ronnie Hodges.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Pat Hodges of Quitman, 2 sisters Dean Philips and her husband Loyd of Quitman and Jessie McNair of Quitman, his daughter Charlotte Lincoln-Fiori and her husband Larry of Quitman, his son Ricky Ringer of Quitman, 8 grandchildren Jeremy Linn, Cherri Torres, Jamie Tumbleson, Susie West, Misty Gadberry, Chasity Ringer, Ronnie Lee and Larry Hodges, II, 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.  Mr. Hodges is also survived by his other relatives and many friends.

Visitation was held from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 and funeral services was  at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Howard General Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Mote and Bro. Kirk Hardy officiating.  Interment followed in Centerpoint Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Jackie Hodges, Hayden Gadberry, Philip Hodges, Edwin Smith, Larry Hodges, Ronnie Lee, Brian Gadberry and Shane West, Honorary Pallbearers will be Deacons of Howard General Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc