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Published September 3rd, 2013 10:50 pm

Mrs. Lou Ann Hodge, age 75, of Johnson City, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013, in the NHC Health Care Center.
Mrs. Hodge was native of Bristol. She was the daughter of the late Roy S. King and Mary Fleenor King. In addition to her parents, her husband, of forty-six years, Dewey “Bud” Hodge; one brother, James Buddy King; also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hodge was a homemaker and former business owner. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church, Bluff City, TN.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Dobbs and her husband, Pete; one sister, Linda Brittenham and her husband, Jack; one brother, Dickey King and his wife, Linda; one sister-in-law, Louise King; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews; special friends, Alan and Jean Dobbs, of Nottingham, England; special “grand-doggie,” Chloe.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at NHC Health Care for their loving care and support.
The funeral service for Mrs. Lou Ann Hodge will be conducted at 8 PM Wednesday, September 4, 2013, in the Morris-Baker North Chapel. Dr. Bill Christian will officiate.
The graveside committal service will be conducted at 11 AM Thursday in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dodd King, Mike Davenport, David Lindamood, Don Pickle, Coy Webb and Steve Price. Honorary pallbearers will be Richie King, Rodney Ferguson, Jonathan Snapp, Charles Mayes, Buddy Franks, Chris Moody and Dr. Jeff Farrow. Minister, family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:45 AM Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure of the Tri-Cities, 301 Louis Street, Suite 304, Kingsport, TN 37660.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the Hodge family via
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Hodge family. (423) 282-1521