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Browning Funeral Home

141 West Oxford Street, Pontotoc, MS

OBITUARY

Harold Wayne Hodges III

July 5, 1968March 1, 2020

Harold “Wayne” Hodges III Wayne Hodges, 51, was called home to heaven on March 1, 2020. Wayne was born July 5, 1968, to Harold W. Hodges, Jr. and Kathy Malpass Hodges in Jackson, MS. He grew up in Jackson attending First Presbyterian Day School, Education Center and graduated with a business degree from Mississippi College. He was baptized as an infant and made his profession of faith as a child at Alta Woods Presbyterian Church PCA in Jackson. After graduating from Mississippi College Wayne moved to Algoma, MS and worked for the next 25 years in his dad’s businesses. After moving to north MS Wayne joined the Lawndale Presbyterian Church PCA in Tupelo, MS where for the last 20 years he served taking up monies at the Wednesday night family supper. Wayne also attended Old Monroe Presbyterian Church in Algoma as well as the Algoma Baptist Church. As a child Wayne was diagnosed as autistic at a time when autism was an unknown handicap. Wayne’s mother devoted her life to raising Wayne including taking him to early speech therapy, teaching him scripture and assisting with his education. Wayne overcame his handicap to lead a productive life with many friends. One of Wayne’s favorite things in life was attending antique car shows with his father. They showed several antique cars over the last 30 years and traveled to many shows and swap meets. Wayne was a member of the Pontotoc Ridge Runners car club. He owned several cars over the years but his last, a Mustang convertible, was his favorite. Wayne is survived by his parents, his paternal grandmother, Alene C. Hodges of Algoma, His aunt and uncle, Patti and Bill Hodges of Tupelo, his cousin Wesley Hodges (Jeannie) of Las Vegas, NV, and his cousin Wade Hodges of Austin, TX. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Harold W. Hodges, Sr., his maternal grandfather Jesse Malpass, his maternal grandmother Maurine Burns, a favorite aunt and uncle, Martha and Edward Easley, and numerous great aunts and uncles. Services will be at Browning Funeral Home, Pontotoc, MS at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Visitation will be at Browning Funeral Home from 5 PM to 8 PM on Monday, March 2, 2020, and from 10 AM to 11 AM prior to the service. Burial will be in Old Monroe Cemetery in Algoma, MS. Pall bearers will be men of the Lawndale Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to the Old Monroe Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 114, Algoma, MS 38820.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Max Taylor
  • Rob Bushway
  • Bill Smallwood
  • Charlie Hardin
  • Greg Sanders
  • Kyle Benson
  • DONATIONS

  • Old Monroe Cemetery

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 2, 2020
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Memories

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Lynn Hagerman

March 15, 2020

Dear Harold and Kathy,
I don’t know where to begin since I’ve know you for at least sixty years. I’m so sad of Wayne’s passing but what an accomplished young man. You did such a beautiful job raising this special, precious son.

I love you both and remember all the good ole days. May God continue to bless you.
Lynn Hagerman

Cile (Taylor) Alexander

March 15, 2020

Wayne and Kathy,
Prayers to the two of you in the death of Wayne. I am so thankful to have seen all of you at the reunion this past November, and will always remember your family when I think of my years at Alta Woods Presbyterian.
Cile Alexander

Gabe and Elizabeth Green

March 3, 2020

Harold, Kathy and Mrs. Alene, we were so saddened to hear of the loss of dear Wayne. So many fond memories! We all rejoiced in his many accomplishments as we watched him grow. We will continue to remember you with love and prayers.
Gabe and Elizabeth

Larry West

March 3, 2020

There are more memories and more joy in regards to Wayne than can be expressed here. Afternoon games of hide and seek (before Mr. Rodgers came on), Long video game sessions, Playing with my family's cats and dogs or his grumpy dog Boots. Well Wayne would play with Boots and I would watch through the door. Sitting at the kitchen of their home with Wayne and his mom Kathy, having long talks regarding topics both heavy and silly. The Hodges home was a beacon of tranquility. God Our Father, Mr. and Mrs. Hodges, thank you for letting me know Harold Wayne Hodges III. Wayne our friendship was and always will be one of the diamonds of my life.

Yvette Del Pino

March 1, 2020

Family members of the late Harold Hodges 111, kindly accept sincere condolences from my family to yours. May you find comfort in the words of Jesus Christ when he told his followers the words recorded at John 5:28,29. Those words inspire hope and confidence in God’s promises to mankind.
Isaiah 25:8 also tells us that God will swallow up death forever. What a time that will be for all mankind, living the life as originally intended. A beautiful time indeed.
So dear family members, reflect on the wonderful memories you shared with Harold and look to the future with blazing hope. We will not be disappointed.
Once again sincere condolences to the family members.
Kindest regards
Yvette

Biography

Harold “Wayne” Hodges III
Wayne Hodges, 51, was called home to heaven on March 1, 2020. Wayne was born July 5, 1968, to Harold W. Hodges, Jr. and Kathy Malpass Hodges in Jackson, MS. He grew up in Jackson attending First Presbyterian Day School, Education Center and graduated with a business degree from Mississippi College. He was baptized as an infant and made his profession of faith as a child at Alta Woods Presbyterian Church PCA in Jackson. After graduating from Mississippi College Wayne moved to Algoma, MS and worked for the next 25 years in his dad’s businesses. After moving to north MS Wayne joined the Lawndale Presbyterian Church PCA in Tupelo, MS where for the last 20 years he served taking up monies at the Wednesday night family supper. Wayne also attended Old Monroe Presbyterian Church in Algoma as well as the Algoma Baptist Church. As a child Wayne was diagnosed as autistic at a time when autism was an unknown handicap. Wayne’s mother devoted her life to raising Wayne including taking him to early speech therapy, teaching him scripture and assisting with his education. Wayne overcame his handicap to lead a productive life with many friends. One of Wayne’s favorite things in life was attending antique car shows with his father. They showed several antique cars over the last 30 years and traveled to many shows and swap meets. Wayne was a member of the Pontotoc Ridge Runners car club. He owned several cars over the years but his last, a Mustang convertible, was his favorite. Wayne is survived by his parents, his paternal grandmother, Alene C. Hodges of Algoma, His aunt and uncle, Patti and Bill Hodges of Tupelo, his cousin Wesley Hodges (Jeannie) of Las Vegas, NV, and his cousin Wade Hodges of Austin, TX. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Harold W. Hodges, Sr., his maternal grandfather Jesse Malpass, his maternal grandmother Maurine Burns, a favorite aunt and uncle, Martha and Edward Easley, and numerous great aunts and uncles. Services will be at Browning Funeral Home, Pontotoc, MS at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Visitation will be at Browning Funeral Home from 5 PM to 8 PM on Monday, March 2, 2020, and from 10 AM to 11 AM prior to the service. Burial will be in Old Monroe Cemetery in Algoma, MS. Pall bearers will be men of the Lawndale Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to the Old Monroe Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 114, Algoma, MS 38820.