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Merle Bailey Hodges

April 13, 1931 December 23, 2011
Merle Bailey Hodges
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Merle Bailey Hodges, 80, of Ardmore, Alabama passed away on Friday, December 23, 2011 at her home. Born Monday, April 13, 1931 in Toney, AL to the late Robert and Mary Whitt Bailey. She worked many years in law enforcement with the Limestone County Sheriff's Department and was the original founder of A&A florist in Ardmore, AL. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas (Bug) Hodges; grandson, Toby Ray Arthur; brothers, Edward Bailey and James Olen Bailey; sisters, Hazel Bailey, Jewell Mills and Macel Bridges. Surviving are daughters; Sherry (Charles) Manspeaker of Estes Park, CO and Charlyn (Dwight) Barnett of Athens, AL; grandchildren; Buffi Young, Tom Smith, great-grandchildren; Sophie Young, Silas Young, Sadie Young, Ethan Smith and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Alabama with Rev. Mark A. Young officiating. Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, AL. Pallbearers will be Everett Bailey, Jim Bailey, Don Mills, Gary Daly, Jerry Evans, Johnny Evans and Randy Bailey. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, December 26, 2011, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in Ardmore, Alabama.

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