December 18, 2007

Norma Pauline Coffey

I have previously written about Pauline and her parents, Olin J. and Estie Coffey Coffey.

Norma was born Jun. 3, 1924 in Watauga Co., NC and died Nov. 9, 2003 in Denton, Davidson Co., NC. She married Rev. Howard Thomas Hodges on Oct. 22, 1924.

When her mother died Norma's father placed her for adoption and she was taken into the William Washington Collins family. Lee Ella Coffey Collins was first cousin to Olin.

This photo is of Norma in her golden years:

Her obituary:

Norma C. Hodges

DENTON | Norma Coffey Hodges, 79, of Denton, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at her home. A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church in Morganton, where she was a member.

Mrs. Hodges was born June 3, 1924, in Watauga County to Olin J. and Estie Coffey Coffey. She was a homemaker. She was married to the Rev. Howard Thomas Hodges, her husband of 56 years, who died April 20, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her foster family, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Collins, Sally Collins and Spencer and Staple Collins.

Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca Parsons and her husband, Lloyd, of Denton and Susan Bullard of Fort Mill, S.C., and six grandchildren, Jessica, Caitlin and Rob Bullard of Fort Mill, S.C., Matthew and Jen Parsons of Richlands and Amanda Perez of High Point.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1048, Linwood, N.C. 27299.

Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is assisting the Hodges family.

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