Doris Hodges, 77, of Sweetwater, Tx, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, April 6, 2012, at 2 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Reverend Mike Sells will be officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Family visitation will be Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Lomie Doris Butler was born July 28, 1934, in Jones County, TX, to parents William Henry Butler and wife Georgia. Doris attended school in Hamlin. Doris became a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She married Vallie Dewitt Hodges on June 6, 1954, in Anson, TX. Doris loved nursing, gardening and shopping. Doris had been in the Sweetwater area since 1955.
Survivors include her daughter, Julie Jo Guelker and husband Curtis of Abilene; sons, Vallie M. Hodges of Houston, David W. Hodges and wife Lesleigh of Sweetwater, Kenneth R. Hodges of Stephenville; grandchildren, Chastity Hodges of Austin, Amber Lane Hodges of Ohio, Samantha Guelker of Abilene, Justin Guelker of Abilene, Rachael Guelker of Abilene, Karbin Hodges of Sweetwater, Matthew Hodges of Sweetwater; one great-grandchild; brothers, Stanley Butler and wife Lisa of Sweetwater, Gerald Butler and wife Patsy of Sweetwater and Joe Butler and wife Cathy of Lubbock; sisters, Marybeth Lutz of Taylor, Tx, Judy Hill and husband David of Arlington; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vallie Dewitt Hodges on Dec. 8, 2005.
All arrangements are under the care and direction of McCoy Funeral Home.