Funeral service for Rev. Edwin L. Hodges, age 86, of Decatur, will be Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Ron Madison officiating and Shelton Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to service at the church. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville.
Rev. Hodges, who died Friday, March 22, 2019, at his residence, was born June 16, 1932, in Woodville, to Mailon W. Hodges and Laura Scroggins Hodges. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, and served as a minister for 64 years. In addition to founding Edwin L. Hodges Ministries, he also worked for Bibles for the World for 20 years. He was a devoted Christian who selflessly served his faith and dearly loved his family.
He is survived by his loving wife, Edith Joyce Koonce Hodges of Decatur; two sons, Jon Mark Hodges (Robin) of Madison, and James Jeffrey Hodges (Karen) of Florence; two daughters, Jean Anne Maynard (Allan) of Mt. Joliet, TN, and Edwina Gregg of Somerville; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to Bibles for the World, P. O. Box 49759, Colorado Springs, CO 80949, or Love Packages, 60-D South Mountain Drive, Decatur, AL 35603.