of Searcy, AR
March 13, 1949 - March 11, 2021
Barbara Diane Lee Hodges, 71, of Searcy, formerly of Batesville died Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Searcy. She was born March 13, 1949 in Bethesda, Arkansas. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Lee and Cecile Mae Carey Lee. She enjoyed going to church, spending time with her family and being able to get out of the house and go places when she was physically able. Throughout her 71 years on this earth, many had the honor to call her mom, sister or grandma as she raised many children, whether that be her nieces and nephews or friends of her children and grandchildren. She never met a stranger and always went out of her way to make someone's day a little brighter. She would always help others when they needed her and was always a friend to each person she come across. Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters; Lela Faye Hampton and Dorothy Heathcoat; a brother, Sherman Lee; a great-grandchild, Colton Michael Dale Hodges and several nieces, nephews and other extended family members. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ray Hodges of Searcy; three children, Eric Hodges of Searcy, Eddie Hodges of Judsonia and Calvin Hodges of Bald Knob; four grandchildren, Kayla McCoy of Rose Bud, Brittney Acklin of Concord and Gracie Hodges and Tyler Hodges of Judsonia; three great-grandchildren, Greyson McCoy of Searcy, Michael Smith of Rose Bud and Lendzey Hodges of Judsonia as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial Services will be held at a later date with a private inurnment to follow. In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Arkansas Children's Hospital in Barbara's name. The family wishes to thank the 3-North Nursing Staff, Dr. Daniel Pace, Unity Health CCU staff as well as Sandra Rowlett for helping to assist in her care while being at home.
I miss u grandma I’m so sad
Aunt Diane I know your in heaven looking down on us. I wished there had been away for me to take your your pain and suffering. Fly high my beautiful angel. Free from your suffering and pain. I know your in a far better place. I love and miss you so much.
We miss you miss Diane
Eric, I am so sorry for your loss! I remember what you said she in not in pain or falling any more! She is dancing with the angels before the throne! I love you and we will get through this!
I miss you so much grandma. I know you are looking down on me and Dustin now. You were such a amazing person. You would never hurt a fly. You were always so happy. I love you so much.
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, MRS BARBARA WAS A SWEET WOMAN SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE WHEN SHE CAME IN THE OFFICE. I ENJOYED OUR LIL CHIT CHATS. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
To. Eric and family. Sorry about your loss, may you have peace and comfort. Prayers to you all my friend. Much love
My Condolences to the family, Eddie So sorry for you and family in the loss of your loved one, prayers for peace and comfort for all🙏
Aunt Diane what an amazing person. I loved evey time we was together. The talks and the laughter we shared. She was a Aunt to all my friends that had met her. She will be miss dealy. I love you. And in praying for the family.
Rarely in life does one ever truly find the light in the darkness... aunt Diane was exactly that for me and so much more. Rest in Peace and thank you for everything.
I am happy that I had the honor of meeting and knowing this amazing woman. She was such a caring person. Sending prayers to all the family for strength and comfort during this time.
I remember when we used to walk to Aunt Diane and Uncle Ray’s house after school every day where Aunt Diane would watch us until mom and dad picked us up after work. We had the best times drinking TAB colas and playing cards! She made us laugh all the time, and those are such fond memories. Sometimes I used to drive by that house and just sit out front and remember all those good times. She was a wonderful woman, and I’m proud to call her my aunt!
So sorry for your loss, but I know Aunt Diane is singing with the angels and is free of pain. Praying for healing for the family. My love to you all!!
Eric and Eddie, so sorry to hear about your mom. Y'all are in our thoughts during this difficult time.
It was a pleasure to know your mother. Can’t wait to see her again on the other side. We pray the Lord’s Blessings on all during this time.
Eric and family,We are praying for you during this time. Here for you! John and Danita High