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Elvis Robert Hodge

May 16, 2013

   Mr. Elvis Robert Hodge, 85, of the Illinois Veterans Home, formerly of Alton, Illinois died at 4:34 p.m. Thursday (May 16, 2013) in Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois.

   Born February 16, 1928 in Alton, Illinois, he was the son of Robert and Marie Homer Hodge.

   Elvis enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing bingo, gardening and farming in his younger years. He loved spending time with his family and especially enjoyed helping his friends when they needed it. He also owned and raced two thoroughbred race horses at Fairmount and Cahokia Downs near St. Louis. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

   He had been employed at the Nesco Steel Barrel Company in Granite City for over thirty years until his retirement.

   Survivors include two sisters, Marjorie Sweet of Alton and Mary Ketterer of Jerseyville; one brother, William Brandt (Betty) of Los Angeles, CA; two nephews, Rodger Ayres and David Hodge (Anita) both of Alton; four nieces, Barbara Belcher (Greg) of Beltree, IL, Linda Hull (Greg) of Godfrey, IL Marilyn Hodge of Alton and DeDe Pepper of Chaldler, AZ. Also surviving are several great nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Hodge was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Leroy, Edwin, Paul and Milton Hodge and  two sisters, Minnie Hodge and Clara Ayres.

   Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 in the All Faiths Chapel with Pastor John Adams officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 Monday evening in the All Faiths Chapel at the Illinois Veterans Home.

   Memorials may be made to The Illinois Veterans Home Activity Fund.
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