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Rena R. Hodge, age 80, passed away Monday, October 7, 2019, at Ridgeview Terrace of Life in Rutledge. She was a hard worker and with little help, accomplished many things over the course of her life. After suddenly finding herself without a job, she went back to school to complete her GED, and received training for being a certified nursing assistant. She had a selfless heart and enjoyed serving others. She loved gardening and watching her flowers grow, along with watching the birds and enjoying nature. She loved to read, especially her bible, and she enjoyed cooking, quilting, and sewing. She was a member of Lakeshore Missionary Baptist Church, and most recently attended New Prospect Baptist Church.
Her parents Harrison and Lucy Spence and all of her siblings preceded her in death. She is survived by her sons Darrell Hodge, and Gerald Hodge (Debbie Clevenger); daughters Kathy Smith and Deborah Young; grandchildren Diron Smith, Toby Smith, and Rachael Smith, Logan Young (Ale and Isabella), Jade Hodge, Annika Hodge, and Dusty (Candice) Hodge; great-grandson Zane Hodge; and other nieces, nephews and beloved family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Smith-Reagan Funeral Home in Rutledge. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Cunningham Cemetery in Claiborne County, off Hwy 33, near Tazewell.
Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge, www.smithreaganfuneralhome.com.