Benjamin "Benji" Hodges

January 3, 1955October 29, 2018
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Sylvania – Benjamin “Benji” Hodges, age 63, passed away Monday, October 29, 2018, Optim Health Care-Screven in Sylvania. He was born in Savannah, GA to the late Curtis Robert Hodges and Evelyn Inez Davenport. He worked at Southern Company where he worked as a Nuclear Mechanic for 30 years and was a member of Hurst Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his Parents; Brother: Michael Anthony Hodges; Sister: Terri Hodges Smith.

Survivors: Wife: Noonie Finch Hodges of Sylvania; Daughters and Sons-In-Law: Holly H. & Clint Boykin and Amy H. & Jeremy McBride, all of Sylvania, GA; Son and Daughter-In-Law: Ben & Hayley H. Hodges of Hiltonia, GA; Step-Daughter and Son-In-Law: Deena & Todd Sheffield of Sylvania; Step-Son: Whitley Waters of Sylvania; Half-Sister: Michelle Hodges of Sylvania; Brothers: Robert Hodges of Rome, GA; 8 Grandchildren.

Visitation: Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home at 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM.

Funeral Service: Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 3:00 PM at the Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dent Wiggins officiating. Burial following at Screven County Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Brian Walker, Todd Sheffield, Adam Lariscy, Brad Clem, Jim Beasley and Sonny Lee. Honorary Pallbearers: Co-Workers of Southern Company.

Remembrances: American Heart Association, P O Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284 or at . Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Burial Following At Thursday, November 1, 2018

Benjamin "Benji" Hodges

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Erika Thompson Hagerstrom

November 5, 2018

Holly and Amy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad made a lot of time to visit with my Dad (Joe Thompson) after he had a major surgery several years ago and always lifted his spirits up. He was such a nice person, and I know my Dad thought the world of him. I am praying for you, your family and loved ones in your time of sorrow.

Franklin Freeman

November 2, 2018

Great guy worked with him at Torrington. Rest in peace brother.

Donnie & Dorothy Bennett

November 1, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your loved one. May your memories bring you peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

James Sutphin

October 31, 2018

Working with Benji will always be such a important memory for me as he taught me the importance of "never say never". When there was an obstacle in our assignments and no solutions were obvious Benji would say " We got this". He was not too wordy but when he talked I knew to listen. His skill as a Senior Mechanic and Master Machinist would be counted on frequently when my Turbines needed a special touch or part. "Precision" was his middle name. I will have a picture of Benji in my mind with him standing in the shop in front of the lathe like a surgeon , crafting a new sculpture from a lump of steel. Thanks to Benji for being a mentor to me. My prayer is to Benji's family for comfort and peace with God's blessings helping you through this time. God Bless,

David Logue

October 30, 2018

Benji was a smart, talented, and friendly guy. He always had a smile and was quick to help. A talented machinist and mechanic he turned ideas into reality. You will be sorely missed my friend.

Charles and Lori Scott

October 30, 2018

Praying for all of the family. We love you all.

Bill Lamkin

October 30, 2018

Benji was a great guy to work with and one of the most talented individuals in the shop. He will be missed. I pray the Lord will be with his family.

Richard Flakes

October 30, 2018

Benji was a friend and a great co-worker. He will be missed. His talent had no limit. May God be with his family and love ones.