Betty Coxwell Hodge


Betty Coxwell Hodge was born April 8, 1931, in Oneonta (Blount County), Alabama, to Eulys Langster Coxwell and Gussie Bradberry Coxwell. Betty passed peacefully from this world at her home on Aug. 7, 2022. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Harold, and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Betty was one of the founding members of Tenth Street Church on Opelika, Alabama. She taught children’s bible classes, enjoyed the worship services and the encouragement of her brothers and sisters in Christ for many years. Betty loved children and especially babies. Many people remember her sitting by young couples with young children so she could hold or cuddle a baby or young child.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Eulys and Gussie Coxwell; husband of 70 years, Harold Thomas Hodge, Sr.; brother, Junior Coxwell; sister, Anne Motley and daughter, Carol Hodge Kelly.

Betty is survived by her children: Harold Thomas (Pam) Hodge, Jr, Wendy Lynne Hodge and son-in-law, Mark E Kelly; six grandchildren: Anna (Gary) Sanders of Houston, Texas; Amy (LTC Rob) Stigers of Houston, Texas, Daniel (Leah) Kelly of Northport, Alabama, Adam Kelly of Nashville, Tennessee, Thomas Burns of Opelika and Abbey Burns of Auburn; seven great-grandchildren: Jake Sanders, Beau Sanders, Katie Stigers, Eili Stigers, Drannan Kelly, Lecy Kelly and Carter Kelly as well as many other beloved family members and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Compassus Hospice for their professional care and kindness shown to both Betty and Harold in the last months of their lives.

A special thank you to Tina Haynes for her loving kindness and care for both Betty and Harold.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the

Tenth Street Church of Christ Building Fund:

500 N. 10th St.
Opelika, Alabama 36801.

There will be a graveside service for Betty at the Garden Hills Cemetery in Opelika at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home is directing.


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