Tifton Gazette


November 3, 2012

Pearline Hamilton Hodge

FITZGERALD — Pearline Hamilton Hodge, 90, of Fitzgerald, died Nov. 2, 2012 at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, at The Paulk Funeral Home Chapel in Fitzgerald, with the Rev. Dan Hayes officiating.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the service on Monday.

Mrs. Hodge was born Sept. 4, 1922 in Sumter, S.C. to the late Marion Jenkins and Ella Sephie White Hamilton. She lived in Fitzgerald for more than 60 years. Mrs. Hodge was a former cafeteria employee at Fitzgerald Elementary School, a sales clerk at Allied Department Store and the Addition and a former employee of Holt’s Bakery.  She was a member of Westside Baptist Church where she was her Sunday School class recorder.

Her survivors include, Shirley and Wayne Downing, Henry and Kathleen Hodge, Robert Hodge and Larry Hodge, all of Fitzgerald, and Marie and Don Green of Irwinville; her grandchildren: Donna and Al Hatcher, David and Breana King and Jessica Hodge; her great-grandchildren, Calvin, Alli and Zander Hatcher, Denee Satterfield and Dylan King; and her brother, Francis “Charlie” Hamilton of Conway S.C. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Hodge, her sons Mike Hodge and Archie Hodge, her brother Albert Hamilton and her sisters Rena Mae Allen and Thelma McIntosh.

To sign the online registry, go to www.paulkfuneralhome.com.

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