Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

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Imogene Duncan Hodges

December 24, 1928September 28, 2019

Imogene Duncan Hodges, 90, of Martinsville, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

She was born in West Virginia on December 24, 1928 to Dewey Clayton Duncan, Sr. and Elsie Campbell Duncan. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hodges was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, George Kenneth Hodges; brothers, Dewey Clayton Duncan, Jr., Bobby Duncan, Billy Duncan and an infant daughter, Betsy Carol Hodges.

She met Kenneth Hodges when attending school in Henry County, Va. and they later married prior to his leaving to serve in Korea. She kept children in her home while their parents worked and she was a source of comfort, strength and help to family and friends. She was a very active member of Fontaine Baptist Church during her lifetime; teaching Sunday School, serving as head of the Woman’s Missionary Union, singing in the choir, visiting shut-ins, providing food for those in need and always sending notes of care and concern.

She is survived by a daughter, Vicky H. Hines (Mike) of Midlothian; son, Donald R. Hodges (Susan) of Martinsville; four grandchildren, Heather Hines Kalill (Ken) of Martinsville, Rob Hines (Kira) of Midlothian, George Hodges (Skye) of Belmont, NC, Ginny Hodges McLendon (Martin) of Atlanta, Ga; six great-grandchildren, Tyler and Ian Kalill, and Leah, Cana and Selah Hines and Starling Hodges; sister, Betty Duncan Stephen (Dale) of Maryland; and brother, Dr. Robert Duncan of Maryland.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at McKee-Stone Funeral Home. A celebration of life service, officiated by Reverend Merle Brown will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at McKee-Stone Funeral Home, 109 Broad Street, Martinsville. Burial will be private.

The family wishes to thank caregivers, Erin, Janet, Joann, Sylvia and Karen for their devoted and loving care as well as Mountain Valley Hospice. A very special thank you to the Kalill family. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Fontaine Baptist Church, 170 Fisher Farm Road, Martinsville, Virginia 24112 or to Mountain Valley Hospice 730 East Church Street, Suite 13, Martinsville, Va. 24112.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA. To express condolences online, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, October 2, 2019


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Stacie Roark-Monday

October 2, 2019

So very sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Heaven has gained another Angel.

The Roark family

Neill Murphy

September 30, 2019

My Mother, Clara Murphy, was a first Cousin and surrogate Sister to Imogene. They were very close. Imogene was a wonderful person. We thoroughly enjoyed our last visit to Martinsville to see her and Kenneth in July, 2014. She and Mom are reunited in Heaven.

Karen Chaney

September 30, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for Vicky and Donnie and their families. Imogen was just a sweet and kind lady. Both Imogen and Kenneth was really good neighbors to our parents. She will be missed.
Karen and Gene Chaney

Lynnette Kyle

September 30, 2019

Imogene is one of my fondest memories of Fontaine. She was a Sunday School teacher and I sang in the choir with her. When I was young, we had a Christmas play at church and I played her little girl on a Christmas Eve bus ride. Always a smile whenever I saw her. God has gained a precious angel. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Donnie, Vickie, Heather and their families.

Judy S.Reynolds

September 30, 2019

Prayers for her Family and Friends...She was such a sweet soul...