The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 1, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013


Patricia L. Hodge

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Patricia L. Hodge, 70, of 521 Wilson Ave, Martinsville, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013, at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County.

She was born on March 7, 1943, in Roncerverte, to the late Edith Madeline Morgan and Ellery Hedley Morgan. 

Mrs. Hodge was a loving wife and mother, she also had a special place in her heart for all her grandchildren who called her Maw Maw. One of her favorite pastimes was working in her garden where she was known to have a green thumb. All her family enjoyed getting together for her special home cooking which for her was always a favorite time.

She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Neil E. Hodge of the home; daughter, Stacie A. Ward and husband Glenn Ward of Forest, Va.; stepdaughters, Sandy Davis and husband Jeremiah Davis, Pam Ramsey and husband Billy Ramsey, Judy Wachsman and husband Otto Wachsman; son, Greg A. Marshall (and Sara) of Rangely, Va.; step son, Daniel Barrow and wife Tonya Barrow, Charles Hodge and wife Angie Hodge; sister, Dianna Dyke and husband Bob Dyke of Roncerverte; brother, Ken Morgan and wife Jo Morgan of Green Acres, Fla. as well as 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at Roselawn Burial Park in Martinsville, Va. with Pastor J. D. Harmon officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Norris Funeral Services Martinsville Chapel.

Family and friends are welcome to meet at Norris Funeral Services Martinsville Chapel at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, to go to the graveside service.

Online condolences may be made at

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville Va. is serving the Hodge family.

Herbert Melvin James

PALACIOS, Texas — Herbert Melvin James, 85, of Palacios, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

He was born September 18, 1928, in Glen Daniels, W.Va., to the late Russell and Ventura Gardner James.

Mr. James was a manager of the United States Postal Service and was a Southern Baptist.

Survivors include his daughter, Pamela (Mark) Smith-Berry of Tyler, Texas; son, Jerry (Debbie) James of Victoria, Texas; step-son, Jack (Dorothy) David; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Monday, September 30, 2013, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Rosewood Funeral Chapel.

Services will be Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Collins officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. at Forest Park Lawndale, 6900 Lawndale, Houston, Texas.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

Arrangements by Rosewood Funeral Chapels, 3304 Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, Texas.

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