Darryl Aven Hodges

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Darryl Aven Hodges, 81, of Leachville, passed from this life Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila to the late Aven and Ellen Poe Hodges he was a 1957 graduate of Manila High School and later served four years in the U.S. Army. A lifelong area resident, he had worked as a tool and die maker for Randall Company and Colson Caster. Darryl also owned and operated Hodges Pecan Orchard and was a longtime member of the New Providence Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Alice Faye Patton Hodges.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Aven and Lisa Hodges of Paragould; one grandson, Kyle Hodges of Paragould.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Allen Glass officiating. Burial will follow in Leachville Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Friday afternoon from 12:30 until service time at the funeral home. Friends may sign the online guest register at www.HowardFuneralService.com.