Hazel Lou (Hodges) James

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hazel Lou (Hodges) James, of Paragould, was born August 5, 1913 at Harrisburg, Ark. She departed this life on May 9, 2013 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was a member of the Center Hill Church of Christ.

On Oct. 10, 1931 she was united in marriage to Jewell James. He preceded her in death on January 16, 1999. They farmed at Success, McDougal and Greenway, Ark. until they retired in 1973. Upon retirement they moved to Paragould where Hazel babysat in her home for many years. She loved the children so very much. Some of them after having children of their own told her they wished she was able to babysit their children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jewell James; her parents, John and Maggie (Leonard) Hodges; two sons-in-law, Donald Williams and Gerald Williams; two brothers, Johnnie and Joe Hodges; and two sisters, Etta Renner and Lorene Cummins.

Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Louise (Vernon) Rhynes, Shirley Williams and Vauntila Williams; two granddaughters and their husbands, Janet (Wayne) Foshee and Debi (Gary) Peeler, all of Paragould. She was blessed with five great grandchildren, Jared Peeler, Chris (Randal Sheree) Foshee, Andrew Foshee, Jeremy (Chelsea) Peeler and Carissa Jade Foshee; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Sunday, May 12, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, Paragould, with Gary Cremeens officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery in Greenway, Ark. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until service time at Mitchell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Foshee, Gary Peeler, Jared Peeler, Chris Foshee, Andrew Foshee and Jeremy Peeler. Honorary pallbearers will be Carissa Foshee, Randal Sheree Foshee and Chelsea Peeler.

The family requests memorials sent to Children's Homes, Inc., 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, Ark. 72450 or Crowley's Ridge Academy, 606 Academy Drive, Paragould, Ark. 72450.

Online guestbook: mitchellfuneralhomes.com