Josephine  Hodges

Obituary of Josephine Woodford Hodges

Josephine Woodford Fariss Hodges, 88 of Bedford, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 at her residence. She was born on Friday, June 30, 1933 in Huddleston, VA, a daughter of the late Samuel Russell Woodford, Jr. and Willie Anna Hawkins Woodford. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, William Fariss, her second husband, Clarence Marvin Hodges, Jr. and her brother, Winston Woodford. Mrs. Hodges will be fondly remembered by the hundreds of students she taught at Huddleston Elementary School for thirty years. She was also a member of Main Street United Methodist Church. She is survived by her sister, Emily Fitzgerald; her sons, Samuel Anderson (Andy) Fariss & wife, Martha, David William Fariss; her daughter, Joanna Fariss Peterson & husband, Herb; her grandchildren, Lilly Rodgers & husband, Tim, Isaiah Fariss & wife, Jennifer, Casey Fariss, Russell Peterson, Katherine Peterson, Alison Peterson; three great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; her sister-in-law, Barbara Woodford. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Main Street United Methodist Church with Pastor Dawn Compton & Rev. Wayne Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 until 7 PM at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Monday
20
September

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, September 20, 2021
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Tuesday
21
September

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Main Street United Methodist Church
212 East Main Street
Bedford, Virginia, United States
Tuesday
21
September

Interment

11:45 am
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Fort Hill Memorial Park
5196 Fort Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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