Hodges Family Reunion

The 57th annual family reunion of the Tom and Cora Hodges family was held June 10 and 11 at the Brady Schools Cafeteria. A large crowd gathered Saturday night for a pot luck dinner. Following the dinner, music was provided by family members, Terrell Hodges on keyboard, Tommy Hodges on guitar, Ted Hodges Smith on banjo and Norman Hodges on the harmonica. Vocals were provided by Cozy Parson, Pauline Hodges, Norman Hodges and Tommy Hodges. The Sunday gathering was served a meal of barbecue brisket, sausage and ham with all the trimmings. Everyone had an enjoyable time visiting with other family members and friends of the family who dropped by. The oldest family member present was one of the original children of Tom and Cora, Lucille Jacobson, who turned 94 this year! The youngest member present was Kyle Rodgers, two months old, son of Michelle and Avery Rodgers, grandson of Bill and Sue Fry and great grandson of T.L. and Dorothy Hodges. Several generations were represented at this reunion. Norman and Pete Hodges had their entire family present’children, grandchildren and great grand-children. Family members came from seven different states to attend this year’s reunion. One-hundred, fifty six family members and friends registered during both days. Those registering were: Dan and Pauline Hodges, Tucson, Ariz.; Jo Hodges and Fritz Bird, Winchester, Calif.; Yvette Yates, Austin, Alex, Brook and Keith, Jupiter, Fla.; John and Billie Rains, Elida, New Mex.; Ted Hodges Smith, Melrose, New Mex.; Billy and Jane McBee, Billings, Mt.; Darrell and Casey Raynor and Samantha, Boston, Ma.; Gabe and Cozy Parson, McLean; Norman and Pete Hodges, Hereford; Paul and Cindy Lowke and Emily, Arlington; Cynthia Frazier and Lana, Dublin; Tom and Alma Millsap, Stonewall; David and Peggy Decker, Spring Branch; Helen Jean Hodges, Tye; Carroll and Nelda Hodges, Santa Anna; Ethel Doyal, Eden; Randy Lee, Eola; Jim and Marie Richard, Pasadena; Terrell and DeeAnn Hodges, Fort Worth; Scott and Shelli Gentry, Tyler and Madison, Mesquite; Rodney and Jenna Hodges, Lauren, Morgan, Jordan and Allison, Cedar Park; Larry and Dora McBee, Clifford and Loreta McBee, Plainview; Bill and Sue Fry, Kyle and Jacob Rodgers, North Richland Hills; H.F. Holland and Vickie Holland, Grand Prairie; Tommy and Gayle Hodges, Stacey, Cindy and T.J., Mercury; Bill and Iva Dell Huffman, Don Finn, Rochelle; Paul and Mindy Cathings, Meredith and Melissa, Nacogdoches; Clarence and Sylvia Clark, Jerry Andrews, Lubbock; Shelly, Brandy, Keshia and Macy Smith, Bob and Kylene Anthony, Dimmitt; Caroline and Ivey Cole, Mark and Teri Miller, Aaron and Micah, Leander; Jane Collin and Kenneth, Jody Hodges, Stephanie Wolfe, Amarillo; T.L. and Dorothy Hodges, E.W. and Polly Frost, Gayle and Shirley Doyal, Lohn; Johnny and Carla Hodges, Amanda and Katie, Brandon and Valarie Hodges, Dennis and Carolyn Hodges, Midland; Claylia Miller, Lucille Jacobson, Junior Manual, Tom and Mimi McKnight, Austin; Ramona and Logan Wood, Tricia and Tim Olson, Torey Sellers, Karen Gammelle, Houston; Lee and Kathy Doggett, Paul and Dianne English, Sandra and Jeffrey Hibbitts, Trent Sellers, San Angelo; Sharon and Kevin Klein, Henry and Sharon Millsap, Kathryn Malone, Tara and Kevin, Karen Price, Chasity, Chantel and Chelsea, Fredericksburg; Helen B. Hodges, Winiford Hodges, Frankie and Beth Hodges, Charlie Loyd Brown and family, Charlotte Russell, Brownwood; Ben and Waite Hodges, Jimmie and Sherrie Hodges, Wanda Kimble, Brady; Edgar Riley Brown, Kirstie and Betty, Lyla and Trixie Blevins, Roy and Teresa Smith, also of Brady. Apologies are extended to anyone whose name may have been left out, but anyone who did not register is not listed. Next years reunion is scheduled for June 9 and 10, same location. There were several people unable to attend this year’s reunion due to bad weather but everyone is looking forward to seeing them next year. Hopefully there will be an even larger gathering next year.

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