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Mrs. Anna R. Hodges
September 1, 1923 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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Mrs. Anna R. Salley Hodges was born on September 1, 1923, to Mr. Calvin and Mrs. Ollie Daniels Salley. She received her education from Colleton Training High School and Apex Beauty College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mrs. Hodges gave her life to Christ at an early age. She was a lifelong, faithful member of Springtown United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hodges was blessed with a melodious voice. She loved serving the Lord through song as a devoted member of the Senior Choir, and founder of the Springtown Young Adult Choir which later became the Springtown Mass Choir. Throughout her lifetime, she was actively involved in an array of roles within the church to include Girl Scouts leader, United Methodist Women, administrative council, financial secretary, membership secretary, and served on a host of church committees. Most recently, Mrs. Hodges, at the age of Ninety-nine, was bestowed the distinguished honor of being acknowledged as “Mother of Springtown United Methodist Church.”
In 1945, Mrs. Hodges married the love of her life, the late Honorable Woodrow H. Hodges. She began her professional career employed as an educator at Lodge Elementary School. However, she and her husband realized their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs in 1945 and established Hodges’ Beauty Salon and Barbershop in Walterboro, South Carolina where they worked together for more than Fifty years serving members of the Walterboro and surrounding communities.
Mrs. Hodges was preceded in death by her loving husband, Woodrow H. Hodges; a devoted son, Furman H. Hodges; a faithful daughter-in-law, Janie M. Hodges; and siblings, Glain Salley, Queen Ester Henderson, and Alonzo Salley.
She leaves to cherish a lifetime of precious memories, two loving children, James L. Hodges; Gloria J. Daniels (Willie), daughter-in-law, Judy Hodges, and sister-in- law, Reola Williams; ten grandchildren, Jona’ L. Hodges, Jametta Hodges-Stewart (Gregory), James W. Hodges, Joel E. Hodges, Justin P. Hodges (Brittany), Lawanda Hodges, Farrell Hodges (Annette), Vanity Hodges, Peggy Goldson (James), and Quincy Daniels (Emily); twenty-two great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.