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Hodge/Huddleston Obituaries


The Bastrop Advertiser, October 27, 1900


   Miss Molly Hodge, the accomplished daughter of Dr. Hodge, of Paige, died at their home on Saturday night, October 8th, 1900.

    She was a good girl, always obedient to her parents and respectful to her superiors, modest in decorum, amiable in disposition. Miss Molly was also a Christian girl, having professed religion in a protracted meeting, held near Paige, last summer, and when informed by her father that she could not get well, she had no alarm nor felt any fear.

    She had congestion and though her treatment was of the best, yet there was no improvement, no help, and in a few hours death had written his seal upon her countenance, and angel messengers bore her pure, redeemed spirit to the world above to join the church triumphant.

    The sadly bereaved family have the tenderest sympathy of all our people, and the prayer that this severe dispensation of a Father's providence may be borne with christian resignation, and may be blessed to their eternal good.              J.H.G.


    Cora Amanda Mobley
was born December 14, 1879, at Paige, Texas, and died June 12, 1946, at Bastrop, Texas.  She was converted at the age of fifteen years and became a member of the Baptist Church.  She was married to Elmo Hodge on November 16, 1905.  To this union two children, a son, Horace, and a daughter, Fayth, were born.

    Mrs. Hodge made her home in McDade for a number of years until she moved with her daughter's family to Bastrop in the fall of 1941.  She was a good neighbor, and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.  She had been in failing health for several months, but her condition grew grave some five weeks ago and she was confined to her bed after that time.  The loving care of her family and friends could not keep back the grim reaper, and the end came at 4:30 on the afternoon of June 12.

   A short service was held at the residence in Bastrop at ten o'clock on the morning of June 14.  The body was carried to the McDade Baptist Church were funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. E. Holt of McDade and Rev. John T. Allen of Bastrop.  Burial was in the family plot in the McDade Cemetery. [corner torn from article].

    Honorary pallbearers were all nephews and nephews-in-law.  Funeral arrangements were in charge of Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home of Giddings, Texas.

    Mrs. Hodge is survived by her son, Horace Hodge of Elgin and daughter, Mrs. T. J. Branton, of Bastrop, and five grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. T. M. Fariss of Burnet, and four brothers, R. A. and J. M. Mobley of Marble Falls, G. R. Mobley of Giddings, and W. F. Mobley of Red Rock.


    Geo. W. Huddleston, an honored citizen of this city, died at home of his daughter, Mrs. J. B. Littleton on North Pearl Street, this morning at 9:30 o'clock after an illness of several days.

      Deceased was 73 years of age and has made this city his home for the past four or five years.  He is survived by a wife and eight children as follows--Mrs. Fanny Hodge, Belton; Mrs. J. B. Littleton, Belton, H. H. Huddleston, Comanche; C. E. Huddleston, Austin; Mrs. S. L. Mayo, Belton; C. C. Huddleston, Hebronville; T. T. Huddleston, Estes, Texas; and Mrs. C. L. Bellamy, Turnersville.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with services at the home conducted by Revs J. R. Nutt, Lawrence Williams and W. H. Howard.  The burial will take place in the North Belton Cemetery and the Masonic lodge of this city will have charge of the services.  

The Bastrop (Texas) Advertiser

Horace G. Hodge

    Horace Greeley Hodge was born on February 13, 1909, near McDade, Texas, the only son of Cora Amanda and Elmo Elijah Hodge.  His life on this earth ended on April 25, 1981, in Austin, Texas, at the age of 72 years, 2 months and 12 days.

    On November 6, 1930, Horace Hodge married Lucy Mason.  To this union was born five children:  two sons, Horace Grady of Elgin, and Larry Dale of Austin; and three daughters, Nettie Wilcoxen of Bastrop, Bettye Patton of Austin, and Linda Ging of Newgulf.  Other survivors include his sister, Fayth Branton of Stephenville and 14 grandchildren.

    Mr. Hodge's chosen profession was farming.  He had a deep love and reverence for the earth and all its creatures.

    At his death, Mr. Hodge was a member of the McDade Baptist Church.  Earlier in life, as a member of the Highgrove congregation, he was ordained as a church deacon.

    Mr. Hodge was a citizen of Elgin for 40 years.  His unfailing honesty and trustworthiness made him a revered and valued member of this community.

    Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, at the Newby Funeral Chapel.  The Reverend G. W. Turner officiated.

The Bastrop Advertiser
Elgin Courier
Austin American-Statesman

Lucy Hodge

    Lucy Hodge, 79, of Elgin, died Thursday, March 8, 1990.

    Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of the Newby Funeral Home in Elgin, with Rev. Jerry Guthrice and Rev. G. W. Turner officiating.  Burial followed in the Elgin Cemetery.

    She is survived by two sons, H. G. Hodge of Elgin and Larry Dale Hodge of Mason, Texas; three daughters, Nettie Frances West of Bastrop, Linda Ging of Bay City, Texas, and Bettye Patton of Austin; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

    Those desiring to may make memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

Crittenden (Kentucky)  Press
December 8, 1898

New Salem Ė

            Died at his home near Emmaus church, Dec. 5, Mr. John Hodge.  In the death of Uncle John, Crittenden has lost one of her oldest landmarks; he was near 90 years of age, a good christian man.  His remains were buried at Union, Dec. 6th.

Elgin Courier

Nita Vern Hodge

            Nita Vern Hodge, 39, died April 19.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 21, at the Coon Neck Church.  Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Smithville.

            She is survived by her husband, H. G. Hodge Jr., of Elgin; son Michael Hodge of Elgin; daughters, Janis Hodge, Lori Hodge, Keri Hodge and Karen Hodge, all of Elgin; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Joe) Fredrick Helton of Smithville; brothers, Kenneth Helton of Channelview, Texas, and Jack Helton of Hitchcock, Texas; sisters, Lillie Kauhs of Katy and Chris Dyess of Austin.

Bastrop Advertiser, July 14, 1988
Branton services held

             Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 6 at the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel in Stephenville and later at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in McDade for Fayth H. Branton, 81.  Officiating ministers were Dr. Dan Murray and Rev. Emil V. Becker.

            Interment was in the McDade Cemetery.

            Mrs. Branton died in the Smithville Hospital on July 4.

            She was born October 23, 1906 in Cedar Creek and married Tryon Joseph Branton on October 16, 1934 in Elgin.  She was an interior decorator.

            Mrs. Branton lived in Stephenville since 1970 and was a member of the First Baptist Church there.

            Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Jo and Luther Butler and a grandson Luther Butler, Jr., of Stephenville.
Fayth Hodge Branton was the daughter of Elmo Elijah & Cora Amanda Mobley Hodge.

Mrs. Lois V. Huddleston

             Mrs. Lois V. Huddleston, 76, a housewife, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday, August 12 in St. Davidís Hospital in Austin.  Services were conducted in the Eeds Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, with Reverend A. D. Eberhart officiating.  Burial was in Jeffery cemetery in McMahan.

            A member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, she was born January 7, 1898, in Brownsboro.  She was the daughter of Daniel B. Scott and Sarah F. (Kennedy) Scott.  On September 1, 1920, she was married to Guy Huddleston in Lockhart.

            She is survived by one son, Guy Huddleston, Jr. of Austin; one daughter, Mr. Nellie MacIntosh of Fort Collins, Colorado; one sister, Mrs. Henry Davidson of Karnes City; one brother, Walter K. Scott of Lockhart; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were:  Morris White, Forest Scott, Guy Huddleston III, John H. Davidson, Jr., Scott Davidson, and J. C. Taylor.

            (Published August 15, 1974)


 Guy S. Huddleston

             Guy S. Huddleston, 61, died of pneumonia and a heart condition December 15 at 4417 Jester Street in Austin after a 17 year illness and was buried in Jeffrey Cemetery December 16.  Rev. W. S. Chamberlain and Elder S. A. Nite conducted services from Field Funeral Home.

            Survivors include his wife of Austin; a son, Guy S. Huddleston Jr. of Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Sloan of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren; a brother Jeff Huddleston of McMahan; a sister, Mrs. A. F. White of McMahan.

            Born in Caldwell County September 1, 1900, he was a son of Sidney and Minnie Galloway Huddleston.  He married Lois Scott in Lockhart September 1, 1920.

            Pallbearers were J. C. Taylor, Leonard Scott, Morris White, Forrest B. Scott, Edwin Hemme and Scotty Davidson.

            (Published December 15, 1961)


Jeff Huddleston

            Jeff Huddleston, 77, died Saturday, May 26, at 9 a.m. in the Lockhart City Hospital.  He was buried Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in the Jeffrey Cemetery in McMahan.  Elder W. R. Daniels and S. A. Nite conducted the services with McCurdy Funeral Home directing.

            Pallbearers were Guy Huddleston Jr., Morris White S. A. Barber, Jr., E. C. Young, Desmond Reed and Edwin Reed.

            Huddleston was born on August 2, 1894 to Sidney S. and Minnie Galloway Huddleston in Caldwell County.  The lifetime resident married Ivie Pearl White in Lockhart on Dec. 22, 1918.

            He is survived by his wife, Ivie Pearl Huddleston, one son, Clifford Huddleston of Lockhart; one daughter, Mrs. Lanelle Kelley of Lockhart and three grandchildren.

            (Published May 26, 1972)

Pearl Huddleston

            Pearl Huddleston, 92, of Lockhart, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 1989.  She was born in Tilmon, Texas on Nov. 16, 1897, the daughter of Manley S. and Josie M. Massey White.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Huddleston, in 1972.

            Survivors include her son, Clifford Huddleston and wife Joyce of McMahan; daughter Lanelle Kelley and husband Guy Jr. of McMahan; sister, Edna Bozarth of Lockhart; grandchildren, Wayne Huddleston, Ray Kelley and Bonnie Kelley; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Huddleston, Jared Huddleston and Jacob Huddleston.

            Funeral services were held at McCurdy Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Nov. 20, with the Rev. Derald Dugger officiating.  Burial followed at Jeffrey Cemetery near McMahan.

            Pallbearers were Ray Kelly, Jim Thomas, Gene Gillis, Morris White, Edward Reed, and Guy Huddleston, Jr.

            Arrangements by McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart.

            (Published November 23, 1989)


Clifford Huddleston

            Clifford Huddleston, 69, of McMahan died Sunday, Feb. 13, 194.  He was born March 24, 1924 in McMahan to Marion and Ivie White Huddleston.  He was an Army Veteran of World War II and a Deacon of the McMahan Baptist Church.  He was also a charter member of the Caldwell County Farm Bureau.

            He is survived by his wife Joyce of McMahan; one son, Wayne Huddleston and wife Dana of Katy; one sister, Lanelle Kelley and husband Guy of McMahan; and three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jared and Jacob Huddleston of Katy.

            Funeral services were Monday in the Chapel of the McCurdy Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Gordon and Rev. Derald Dugger officiating.  Special music was provided by the Rev. Rick and Kay Smith.  Burial followed in the Jeffrey Cemetery in McMahan.

            Pallbearers were Orvin Voight, Weston Voight, Dan Vann, Fred Bell, Frank Taylor and Buddy Williams.

            If you wish to make a memorial contribution, family asked that they be made to the American Cancer Society, or to your favorite charity.

            Arrangements by McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart.

            (Published in the Lockhart Post-Register, February 24, 1994)

Published Thursday, April 20, 1972
Postal Vet Huddleston Dies Here

    Charles Edmund Huddleston Sr., who served the Austin Post Office for 37 years, died Wednesday in a local hospital.

    Huddleston, 97, lived at 1410 Travis Blvd.  He retired from the Post Office in 1944 after serving 10 years as assistant postmaster, than superintendent of the Capitol Postal Station and finally as director of the South Austin Station.

    Born in Arkansas, Nov. 13, 1874, Huddleston walked from his home state to Texas when he was only nine-years-old.  He moved to Austin 20 years later and had made this city his home ever since.

    After his retirement he sold real estate, worked in the county tax collectorís office during rush period and was a Capitol guard for seven years.

    Huddleston was a longtime member of the Menís Bible Class of the First United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Stewards for nearly 50 years, was a member of the Postal Employees Association and was the first president of the Texas Branch of the National Association of Postal Supervisors.

    Funeral will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Cook-Walden Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. B. C. Schmidt and Dr. William E. Denham will officiate.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

    Pallbearers will be George Lemman, Charles McCullough, Thomas Lyle Barrow, Carroll Huddleston, Johnny Allen and Tommy Lemman.  Honorary pallbearers will be Douglas P. Bailey, William G. Jackson, George Bredt, Carl Hobbs, Max Noe and Dr. C. B. Pinson.

    Other honorary pallbearers are the retired postal employees and members of the Menís Bible Class of the First Methodist Church.

    Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Charles Stone and Mrs. S. D. Barrow, both of San Antonio, and Mrs. Clarence McCullough of Austin; one son, Charles E. Huddleston, Jr., of Beaumont; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Taken by Death
C. C. Huddleston, Veteran Revenue Man, Dies Here

    Cleburne Clinton Huddleston, 67, who had served in the internal revenue department 28 years, died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday at his home, 1912 Marshall.

    Funeral arrangements for Mr. Huddleston, who had lived in Houston since 1928, will be announced by the Settegast, Kopf Company.

    He was a deputy collector of internal revenue in the Houston branch at the time of his death, and was formerly division chief of the Beaumont district of the internal revenue department.

    He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Order.

    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Neva Cardwell Huddleston; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Beth McCreary; a son, Carroll C. Huddleston, all of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Alta Belamy of Gatesville, Mrs. S. L. Mayor of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Fannie Hodge of Los Angeles and Mrs. Bill Williams of Clarendon; a brother, Charles E. Huddleston of Austin, and two grandchildren, Carol Ann and Joan Sharp McCreary, both of Houston.

State Bar Publication
C. C. Huddleston

    Cleburne Clinton Huddleston, Houston attorney who was serving as U. S. deputy collector of internal revenue for Houston, died of a heart attack January 9.

    Mr. Huddleston had worked for the U. S. Department of Internal Revenue for about twenty-eight years.  From 1917 to 1927 he was in Austin.  From 1933 to 1943 he was a deputy collector in charge of the Houston office.  For the next three years he was in charge of the Beaumont division and at the time of his death he had returned to the Houston division.

    Mr. Huddleston was born May 1, 1879, at Lamar, Ark.  After receiving his formal education in public schools, he studied law at home and he was admitted to practice in Texas in 1920.  Mr. Huddleston was a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Methodist Church and he was a Mason.

    Surviving are his wife, the former Neva Cardwell; a son, Carroll C. Huddleston; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Beth McCrary; and two grandchildren, all of Houston.  Also surviving are a brother, Charles E. Huddleston of Austin, and four sisters, Mrs. S. L. Mayo of Oklahoma, Mrs. Alta Belamy of Gatesville, Mrs. Fannie Hodge of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Bill Williams of Clarendon.

Mrs. Neva Huddleston

    Mrs. Neva C. Huddleston, 92, of Box 361, Buda, died in a local hospital Wednesday.

    Funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Wilke-Clay Funeral Home with Rev. David Edgar, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Buda, officiating.

    Burial will be in Live Oak Cemetery.

    Pallbearers will be E. F. Barnes, Elma White, W. B. Green, Stanley Hilbig, Dennis Meeks and Bruce Ferguson.

Published in The Buda Star
Lorene Huddleston

    Lorene Huddleston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Huddleston of Hebbronville was born August 24, 1905 and died November 6, 1914.

    Her life all but a short time was spent in Buda.  She was a child of sweet disposition and was endowed with a bright mind that attracted the attention of all that met her.  She lived for several years on the block next to that on which the printing office is located and in going to and from the office we had to pass her home and was a pleasure to us to look down into her bright pure face and secure from her her pleasant greeting.

Carroll Cardwell Huddleston, 87, was born August 6, 1907 in Buda, Texas in Hays County to Neva Cardwell Huddleston and Cleburne C. Huddleston.  He had an older sister, Lorene, who died in childhood and a sister Mary Beth Huddleston McCrary of Austin who passed away Christmas Eve last year.  He was preceded in death by his wife of many years Eleanor Trotter Huddleston, a teacher in the Houston Independent School District and Rice University.  He is survived by his two nieces Joan Hilbig of Austin, Carol Meeks of Angleton, two great nephews, Dean Hilbig and Mark Meeks, and two great-great nephews Geoffrey Meeks and Josh Meeks.  Carroll was a descendent of early Texas settlers.  He attended the University of Texas and began working for State Mutual Life of Worcester, Mass. in 1936.  He served in the military as a procurement officer during World War II and after the war, returned to employment with State Mutual Life Assurance Company of America until his retirement.  He was a member of the Houston Galleria Kiwanis Club and a member of the Westminster United Methodist Church.  Carroll Huddleston was a man of honor, integrity and a gentleman.  He was well liked and respected by his peers.  His family and many friends will remember him for his kindness, sense of humor, and for his dedication to family and duty.  Friends are invited to visitation with the family from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 1994 in the Settegast-Kopf Drawing Room.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 1994 in the Settegast-Kopf Chapel.  Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the New Edition Cemetery, #3, in Palestine, Texas.

Dallas Morning News, September 20, 1924
Record of Deaths
A telegram was received at noon Friday by Dr. W. M. Williams announcing the death of Dr. S. L. Mayo of Bishop. Dr. Mayo, who is a member of the State Board of Medical Examiners, died at Brownwood Friday morning. Burial will be at Belton, Dr. Mayo's old home, at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. He is a distant relative of Mayo Bros. of Rochester, Minn. He is survived by Mrs. Mayo and seven children. His daughter, Dr. Bessie Mayo, was graduated in 1923 from Baylor Medical College at Dallas and had been practicing at Bishop with her father. Two of his sons, Hubert and Oscar, are students at Baylor this year.

Dallas Morning News, September 20, 1924
State Medical Examiner Dies at Brownwood
Austin, Texas, Sep. 19--
The Governor's office was advised Friday of the death at Brownwood of Dr. S. L. Mayo, member of the State Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Mayo formerly resided at Belton, but recently had made his home at Bishop.

At the time of his death Dr. Mayo was visiting his brother, Dr. N. O. Mayo at Brownwood. The funeral is to be held at Belton Sunday.

Deceased was appointed a member of the State Board of Examiners early in Gov. Neff's administration.

(Stephen Mayo was the husband of Dora Ella Huddleston, son-in-law of George & Maria Huddleston.)

Dallas Morning News, December 17, 1963
Brownwood Rites Set for Dr. Mayo
Brownwood, Texas

Funeral services for Dr. O. N. Mayo, 79, founder of Medical Arts Hospital here, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Christian Church here.  Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery.

    Dr. Mayo died here Thursday.  He was a Mason, a Shriner, a veteran of World Wars I and II and a member of the American Legion.

    Survivors:  wife; three daughters, Mrs. Julia Roland and Mrs. Lucille Bohannan, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Winnie Grady of Borger; a sister, Mrs. Smith Robbins of Bishop, Nueces County; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

(Oscar Newton Mayo was the brother of Stephen Larkin Mayo.)

Tryon Joseph Branton, 79, of Stephenville died at 8:25 a.m. Friday in Stephenville Hospital after a lengthy illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lacy Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Emil Becker will officiate, assited by the Rev. James Gillespie.

Additional services will be at 4 p.m. in McDade First Baptist Church.

Burial will be in McDade Cemetery.

Born July 6, 1898, in Bastrop County, he was a retired employee of Southern Union Gas Corp. and had lived here since 1970, moving from Austin. He married Faith Hodge Oct. 16, 1930, in Elgin. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jo Butler of Stephenville; three brothers, B. M. and Alton Greenhaw, both of McDade and L. B. Greenhaw of Austin; three sisters, Modene Taylor, Lucille Samuelson and Verna Lee Guentzel, all of Austin; and a grandson.

The family requests remembrances be in the form of contributions to First Baptist Church.