CHARLESTON -- Anna Sue Hodges, 83, died at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 6, 2008, at the Bertrand Retirement Home.
Born May 31, 1925, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Robert E. and Rose Phelps Davis, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life. She attended Southeast Missouri State University and taught several years in Charleston rural schools prior to her employment with the Missouri Division of Family Services in East Prairie where she was a caseworker for 25 years retiring in 1987. She was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church, former member of the Order of Eastern Star and was a volunteer with the "Meals on Wheels" program through the Nutrition Center.
She was married to Jake Hodges, who preceded her in death in January 1996.
Also preceding her in death were: one granddaughter, Stephanie Rockett, and three brothers, Charles Davis, Dr. Wilbur Davis and Robert C. Davis.
Survivors include: one son, John W. Hodges II of Sikeston; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Dan Rockett of League City, Texas, Lucy Ledbetter of Sikeston and Janie and Alen Pemberton of Charleston; one brother, Joe P. Davis of Olive, Miss.; and eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McMikle Funeral Home. The Rev. Ted Wimberley, pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the I.O.O. F. Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Clinton Graham, Taylor Burke, Chad Ledbetter, Steven Hodges, Alen Pemberton and Dan Rockett.