The Citadel Class of 1970
James L. Hodges, 53, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.
He was born Oct. 8, 1948, in Conway, a son of Russell L. Hodges and Nellie Jackson Hodges.
He graduated from The Citadel in 1970 and served in the Air Force. He was a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church and the Jamestown Civitans, and he worked for Duke Energy for more than 30 years.
Survivors, in addition to his father of Conway, include his wife of 31 years, Sherry M. Hodges; a daughter, Kristen Hodges Varner and her husband, John, of Morehead City, N.C.; a granddaughter and namesake, Marley Jameson Varner; a sister, Joann Hodges of Conway; and a brother, John Hodges and his wife, Martha, of Hickory, N.C.
The funeral was held January 14 at Jamestown United Methodist Church, with Dr. C.M. Worthy officiating. Burial took place in Guilford Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 202 Centreport Drive, Suite 100, Greensboro, NC 27409; or the American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York, NY 10038.
EDITORS NOTE:While at The Citadel, James was a proud member of "G" Company. He was the Guidon Corporal, 1st Sergeant, and 1stLT. James was a Electrical Engineering major, on the Sphinx Staff, a Chapel Usher, The Baptist Student Union, Senior Class Board of Directors, The American Institute of Electrical Engineers, The Society of American Military Engineers, and the Rod and Gun Club.