September 20, 2015
Mrs. Ruby Pearl “Blackie” Hutson Hodge, age 75 of Westel Community in Rockwood, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at her residence with her Family by her side. Ruby was born to Harold and Tressie Hutson in Ozone, Tennessee on January 30, 1940 and Transitioned to her Eternal Reward on September 19, 2015.
While Ruby Pearl was her “Mama’s Little Jewel”, her grandmother christened her “Little Blackie” upon see he black-haired granddaughter for the first time. “Blackie” was the nickname that remained with her for more than seventy-five years.
Ruby Pearl is preceded in death by Parents: Harold and Tressie Hutson; Husband: Paul Bert Hodge; Her Siblings: Kenneth “Pete” Hutson (1996) & David Hutson (2008)
She is survived by:
Son: Paul Randall Hodge and Wife, Paula Carter Hodge
Siblings: Lillie Mae Hayes, Troy Hutson, Jerry “Joe” Hutson, Christine Farr and Barbara Farr
Aunt: Betty Golliher-Stallcupp
Sister-in-laws: Ruth Hutson & Vivian Hutson
Brother-in-laws: Glenn Farr, A.M. “Shorty” Farr, and Robert Smith
Host of nieces, nephews, cousins
Mary Friends in the Westel Community
Arrangements are as Follows: Family will receive Friends from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in the Chapel of Evans Mortuary. Funeral will be at 4:00pm with Kirby Hinds and Greg Russell, Officiating. Burial will follow in the Ozone Cemetery in Ozone, Tennessee.
In Lieu of Flowers the Family asks because Blackie was a Hutson, she would not want you to waste hard-earned money on Flowers for her Funeral. She would prefer that you keep your money in your pocket. If you are determined to spend money, please consider contributing to Operation REACH (Roane Enriches Another Child’s Holiday), or Roane County PAWS (Pets and Animal Welfare Society). Operation REACH may be mailed to: P.O. Box 981 , Kingston, Tennessee 37763, Roane County Paws may be mailed to: 119 Arrowood Lane, Harriman, Tennessee 37748. If your prefer, contributions of non-perishable food items may be made to the Food Pantry at the Rockwood Church of Christ, 129 South Chamberlain Ave, Rockwood, Tennessee 37854. The Family owes a Debt of Gratitude to the Medical Professionals who have kept “Blackie” comfortable during her final years: Dr. Eric Bowman, Dr. Gregory Brewer, Dr. Shannon Byrd, Dr. Jeffery Crist, Lucy Vara, Sharon Walls, Jamie Baxter, Robin Bryant and Betty Moore. We are also grateful for the ten days of Hospice Care provided by Amedysis Hospice. We are also beyond Thankful for the Care, Help, and Love provided by Onnis & Darla Baird, Tom & Sharla Bowman, John & Erica Rose, Greg & Carol Russell, Alberta Sills, Herbert Woodall, and Most of All, Beth Oran and Paula Carter Hodge.
Evans Mortuary is serving the Family of Mrs. Ruby Pearl “Blackie” Hutson Hodge