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 Emma Sue Yelverton Hodge, 77, of Taylorsville, Mississippi, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. She was born Friday, July 16, 1943, in Taylorsville, Mississippi.

            Visitation will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Taylorsville, Mississippi.

            Graveside funeral service will be held Friday, January 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Fellowship Cemetery in Taylorsville, Mississippi. Bro. John Finley and Dr. Gary Thomas “Sonny” Hodge II will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Taylorsville is in charge of arrangements. (601) 785-6564

            She was preceded in death by her parents, James Horace Yelverton and Clara Jones Yelverton; father and mother-in-law, Hershel and Hilma Hodge; one son-in-law, Tony Singleton; siblings, William Hollis Yelverton (Pauline), Rachael Lee White (Ernest), Olan Yelverton, Myrtis Smith (Dan), Mary Helen Thibodeau (Wesley) and James Horace Yelverton (Dorothy); sister-in-law, Dolly Yelverton; brother and sister-in-law, Jackie and Joyce East; brother-in-law, Edward Owens.

            Survivors include her loving husband of sixty years, James Walker Hodge of Taylorsville; three children, Gary Hodge (Judy) of Taylorsville, Nanette Singleton of Taylorsville, and Michael Hodge (Karen) of Pell City, AL; five grandchildren, Suzette Sullivan (Brian), Dexter Singleton, Dr. Gary Thomas “Sonny” Hodge II (Dr. Bonnie Hodge), Tarrah Allen and Lindsay Hodge; three great-grandchildren, Brance Sullivan, Brady Sullivan, and Ella Allen; four siblings, Haskell Yelverton, Bobbie Jacks (Don), Charles Yelverton (Ann), and Faye Sims (Greg); two sister-in-law, Bobbie Yelverton and Peggy Owens; and a host of other family members and friends.

            Pallbearers will be Brian Sullivan, Brance Sullivan, Brady Sullivan, Dr. Gary Thomas “Sonny” Hodge II, Brandon Funderburg, and Jonathan Jacks. Honorary pallbearer will be Dexter Singleton.

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