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 Author: Bruce Eleen Trivette Hodges Posted Date: June 20, 2019
(May 08, 1943 - June 20, 2019)

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Obituary Picture     Mrs. Eleen Trivette Hodges, age 76 of Morganton, a native and former resident of Watauga County passed away at Grace Hospital Thursday morning, June 20, 2019, in Morganton.
    Mrs. Hodges was born in Boone on May 8, 1943 to the late Ray and Ossie Profitt Trivette.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kemp Hodges, one infant son, John Ralph Hodges; three brothers, Buddy Trivette, Dean Trivette, and L.C. Trivette; and one sister, Judy Miller.
    She is survived by one son, Robert Hodges of the home; one brother, Grayson Trivette and wife Phyllis of Boone; six sisters, Evelyn Hicks, Doris Greer and husband Johnny, Barbara Ashley and husband Buddy, Juanita Miller, and Marilyn Watson and husband Scott all of Boone, and June Weaver and husband Joel of Jefferson, one brother-in-law Roy Miller, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.
    Mrs. Hodges was from a large family, so she especially enjoyed the family gatherings. Her homemade peanut butter fudge was a delight to all. She was a special aunt to all of the Trivette nieces and nephews. She enjoyed sharing her childhood memories of growing up on the family farm in Watauga County, and some of those memories were published. She especially enjoyed reading, gardening, and growing flowers. She was a loving mother and sister, and a friend to all. She will be dearly missed.
    Before her retirement, Mrs. Hodges was employed by Shadowline of Morganton and Walmart. She was a member of Community Baptist Church in Morganton.
    Funeral services for Eleen Trivette Hodges will be conducted Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon in the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Tony Land will officiate. Burial will follow in the Jont Brown Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
    Flowers are appreciated. Or in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jont Brown Cemetery Fund, c/o Gary Brown, 2648 N.C. Hwy. 194 N., Boone, N.C. 28607.
    Online condolences may be shared with the Hodges family at the website
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Hodges family.

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