Newton Kennedy Hodges passed away peacefully in his home on Feb. 15. He was born May 1, 1921.

He was a lifelong resident of Orange County and served in the Navy during WWII as a Chief Machinist Mate. He retired from Dupont after 34 years.

He was preceded in death by his father Hugh Hodges Sr.; mother Eunice Hodges (Sellers); first wife, Minnie Belle (Mince) Hodges; brothers Cecil Hodges of Woodville, Hugh Hodges Jr. of Oscoda, MI. and sister Joyce Brown of Hemphill.

He is survived by his wife Odessa McCaskill Hodges; son John Hodges, of Fredricksburg; daughter, Jane Rost of Mauriceville; son Blake McCaskill of Sulphur; daughters Nancy Hartsfield (McCaskill) of Montgomery, Gloria Cribbs (McCaskill) of Sugar Land; sister Mary Anne Gallier of Hemphill; grandchildren Mary Goodwin, Sally Rost, Blake Lyons, Brooke Lyons, Nathan Hartsfield, Kristina McCaskill; five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church. Services will be held there on Wednesday Feb. 18, at 10:00 AM. A viewing will be held on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to American Diabetes Association 2400 Augusta Dr., Suit 175, Houston, Texas 77057-4989.