Death Notices

Katherine Elizabeth Davis         March 26th, 1920 – Nov 5th, 2020

Centenarian Kathryn Elizabeth Davis (Mamaw Kat) of Hodge, Louisiana, passed from this life November 5th, 2020, at Forest Haven, leaving this endearing epitaph, “God is in control.” The family is thankful to our Lord for helping our matriarch reach her century goal with the devoted care of Odessa Livingston.

Kathryn was born, March 26th, 1920, in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, to Joe and Maggie Barbara Jane Lowery and reared by William Pinckney Boddie and her mother after her father’s untimely death. She was preceded in death by siblings: Odessa, Irene, Nedra, Jo Lexi Lee, Emmit, and John; her husband of seventy-three years, Virgil J. Davis; son, Tommy L. Davis; grand-daughter, Melani Davis.

Kathryn is survived by Linda & Mark Estes, of Austin, Texas and Tami & Curtis Preece, of Sugar Land, Texas; Glenda Davis of Sugar Land, Texas, Ben Ledbetter, of Jonesboro, Louisiana; six grandchildren: Whitney Robinson, of Saline, Louisiana, Lauren Ledbetter, Kate Starkes, and Jed Estes, of Austin, Texas, Dena Keller, of Sugar Land, Texas, and Rocky Davis, of Jonesboro, Louisiana; and ten great-grandchildren: Amber Davis, of Jonesboro, Louisiana, Trent Ledbetter, Ella and Jack Robinson, of Saline, Louisiana, Logan Keller, of Sugar Land, Texas, Brayton, Ever, and Beckett Estes, and Titus and Davis Starkes, of Austin, Texas.

Kathryn (Sister Kat) is also survived by her loving church family, Hodge United Pentecostal Church, currently pastored by Jeff and Christy Stroud, where she was a member for more than 70 years.

Kathryn always had fond memories of her time as a student at Louisiana Tech, where her three children graduated. She particularly loved fishing on Black Lake and nights spent at Driskill Mountain during hunting seasons.

Private interment was held Monday, November 9th, 2020, at Gayla Traina Memorial Cemetery, Jonesboro, Louisiana under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Kathryn Elizabeth Davis – 100 years old

Dollie Elaine Phillips                 Dec 11, 1951 – Nov 06, 2020

Mrs. Dollie Elaine (McCarty) Phillips, age 68 of Jonesboro, joined hands with her Savior Friday, November 6, 2020.  She is a member of Hodge Assembly.  She enjoyed working as a deputy in the Jackson Parish clerk of court, as well as a paralegal for 25 years.  She loved to shop, she loved her grandchildren and especially to shop for her grandchildren.  Mrs. Dollie adored being a Mamaw.  She was a special woman who loved her family and her family was her heart.

Mrs. Dollie is survived by her husband, Reverend Geary Phillips; children, Kyle Phillips (Nicole), Courtney Whitehead (Robin); grandchildren, Kinleigh Harvey, Cooper Harvey, Karley Whitehead, Presly Phillips, Amber Che, Noah Lucas, Shawn Lucas; great grandchildren, Ariana Che, Alani Che, Stevie Lucas, Nora Lucas, Eli Lucas; brother, Ronnie McCarty; mother in law, Marzell Phillips; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at Hodge Assembly on November 8th with Reverend Diane Putman officiating.  Burial followed in Gayla Traina Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dollie’s family would like to express their appreciation and thank the staff and administration of Forest Haven for the loving care they provided for the last 8 years.

Mattie Mae Stewart                 April 07, 1925 – Nov. 07, 2020

Mrs. Mattie Mae Stewart, age 95 of the Weston community, was escorted by angels through the portals of heaven and into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, November 7, 2020 following a period of declining health.  Mrs. Stewart was a native of Lisbon, Louisiana and has lived in the Weston Community for most of her life.

Mattie Mae was a very industrious lady who retired from the Lab at the Hodge Mill in 1990.  She was a hard worker who tirelessly looked after her family with love and encouragement.  Her hobbies included crocheting for family and friends, playing cards, holding garage sales and going to garage sales, selling her peas and sweet potatoes, visiting with her friends on the telephone and working on her Prayer Quilt Ministries.  Mrs. Stewart loved her church, Springhill Baptist and her church family.  She had a very unique gift of making everyone feel special.

Such a precious lady she was.  Just the mentioning of her name to someone that knew her would send their minds back to a “moment”.  A moment where she affected them, a moment where she encouraged them to feel better about themselves.  Because that is who she was.  A very selfless person who was always more concerned about someone else’s well-being rather than her own. She is in Heaven now….but many will miss her presence here.

Mattie Mae is survived by seven children:  Rev. Jesse Henderson & Dianna, Dianne Self & John Dell, Bill Stewart & Linda, Debbie Hinman & Gary, Cheryl Mosley & Roy, Pam Mosley & Garry and Leamon (Peanut) Stewart & Regina; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Leamon Clements.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Wesley Stewart; an infant son; parents, Jessie (Bud) and Mattie Clements.

In order to honor mother in the safest way possible, the family has prayerfully chosen to celebrate her life with a private, family only, service.  Please continue to keep her family in your prayers.

Claude Droddy                            April 14, 1924 – Nov. 07, 2020

Private family services with military honors were held for Claude Droddy, age 96 of Jonesboro, Monday, November 9, 2020.  Mr. Droddy was a native of Merryville, Louisiana and was a long-time resident of the Jonesboro area.  Claude was a car salesman who honorably served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army and earned two purple hearts for his service.  He possessed a wonderful sense of humor and loved to spend time with his family and friends.  His greatest joy in life was his family and he was proud of each and every one of them.  Grandchildren, Austin Myers and Destiny Lemoine gave wonderful memories of their grandfather at his services.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Cindy Plunkett & Paul, Pam Trosclair & Paul, Debra John & Tommy, Claude E. Droddy & Lolly; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.  Mr. Droddy was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife Dolline Droddy; children, Charlotte Leach, Mark Shane Droddy; parents, Pinkie and Pearl (Thompson) Droddy.

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