DeKALB, Texas—Mary Louise Hodgson, 87, of DeKalb died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in a Texarkana hospital.

Mrs. Hodgson was born March 3, 1925, in DeKalb. She was retired from Red River Army Depot and a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a member of Bethany Sunday school class. She was preceded in death by one son, Terry Hodgson; and one daughter, Milne Hodgson.

Survivors include her husband, Newmon W. Hodgson; one sister, Katherine Wilson of DeKalb; one brother and sister-in-law, Dayton and Kathy Baswell of Richardson, Texas; two grandddaughters, Kim Hodgson Hansche and Darica Dawn Hodgson; two stepgranddaughters, Kim Kinney and Kristy Atchley; two great-granddaughters; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, DeKalb, with Walter Jackson and R.E. Mosely officiating. Burial will be in Woodmen Cemetery under direction of Bates Family Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at FBC Family Life Center.

Online registration is at

batesfamilyfuneralhome.com.



Published: 10/09/2012