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Carolyn LaFern Gilmore Hodge (09-22-2016)
Photo of Carolyn LaFern Gilmore HodgeCaro lyn LaFer n
Gilmore Hodge, 74 of
Farmerville, passed
away September 10, 2016,
at Glenwood Regional
Medical Center in West
Monroe after a lengthy
illness.
Carolyn was born
March 25, 1942, in Felsenthal,
Ark., and was the
daughter of Claborn and
Erma Gilmore.
Although she grew up
in Felsenthal, she traveled
all over the country,
as her father was a pipeliner.
She loved to travel,
meeting her husband in
Hawaii when he was on
R&R from Vietnam. Carolyn worked as a sales lady and
then went to Cloyd’s Beauty School in West Monroe,
where she became a cosmetology instructor. She went
to Toronto, Canada for special training. After working
there for many, years she worked at the beauty school
in Monticello, Ark., after she moved to Crossett. She
retired at when the school at Monticello closed.
She was preceded in death by: Her parents and her
in laws, Jewell and Myrtie B. Hodge.
She is survived by: Her husband, Donald Hodge; a
sister, Julia Burgess and husband William of El Dorado;
sister-in-law Clara Green and husband Wes of
Sterlington; brother-in-law Clyde Hodge and wife Mary
of Monroe; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be members of Farmerville Masonic
Lodge. Special Honorary Pallbearer will be Russell
Adams.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday,
September 12, 2016 in the chapel of Young’s Funeral
Directors of El Dorado. Interment followed at Union
Cemetery.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, September
11, 2016, at the funeral home.