Bruce Rhymes Hodge
June 17, 1950  -  August 21, 2018

Bruce Rhymes Hodge

First Baptist Church of Meridian
701 26th Avenue
Meridian, MS  39301
Thursday, August 23, 2018
1:30 - 2:00 pm
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1st Baptist Church of Meridian
26th Street
Meridian, MS  39301
Thursday, August 23, 2018
2:00 pm
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Mr. Bruce Hodge

A memorial service for Mr. Bruce Hodge will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Meridian at 2:00 p.m. with visitation being from 1:30 p.m. until service time with Dr. Raymond Leake officiating.

Mr. Hodge, 68, of Meridian, passed away on Tuesday at Rush Hospital. He was a retired Chief Financial Officer in the medical field. He enjoyed playing golf and working in the yard. He was an avid LSU fan "Geaux Tigers". He loved his family and spending time with his friends.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn Hodge; Daughters, Stephanie Watkins (Matthew) and Sarah Hodge and her boyfriend Kyle Shepperd; and Grandchildren, Kyle Watkins and Olivia Watkins; Fur baby Sam; Brother, David Hodge (Melanie); Sister, Kellyn Hodge; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his parents, ; and a Brother, John Willliam "Billy" Hodge Jr.

Family and friends may sign the online memorial, leave a personal note for the family, or order flowers at


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  1. Cathy Pogue
    DeKalb, MS

    I will remember you fondly always! Dear friend and classmate . Great gentleman with great heart! We all felt your presence at the reunion!!! Many Blessings to your lovely family!! Love always, Cathy Pogue..."Fore"!!!😇⛳

  2. Wayne and Lynn Guy
    Pachuta, MS

    Carolyn you and your family are in our prayers and we are so sorry for your loss. Lynn and Wayne Guy

  3. John Bryan
    Livingston, AL

    We were saddened to receive the news on Bruce. May the Hodge family find comfort in the love he had for all of his family and friends. You can find comfort and assurance in knowing you were an important part of his life and nothing can assuage all the fond memories you have of him.

  4. Ann Childres
    French Settlement, LA

    Kellyn, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you

  5. Nancy Harris Lycy
    Port St. john, FL

    My deepest sympathy over the loss of such a fine man as Bruce was. Praying for his family and dear friends. Nancy

  6. Donna Woods
    Clemson, SC

    So sorry for your loss. Carolyn, David, and Kellyn I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. With love to my cousins,
    Donna McCarra Woods

  7. James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and Staff
    Meridian, MS

    We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the family of Mr. Bruce Hodge at this time.

  8. Sonny and Joy Peery
    Tuscaloosa, AL

    Carolyn and Family,
    Joy and I are so sorry to hear that Bruce has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We (Bruce and I) go way back with both of us growing up at FBC.

  9. Wilda and Glenn Gibson
    Meridian, MS

    So sorry for your loss. Love, Hugs, Prayers and Blessings....

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