Iva Lea Hodge


Iva Lea Hodge, age 71, of Dale and formerly of Leesville, died Aug. 1, 2013.

She was born in Leesville, Texas on Aug. 1, 1942.

Iva Lea was preceded in death by her parents, Olvie Leon “Pete” West and L’Clara Sabrina (Brister) West; her husband, Lyle Eugene Hodge; and two sisters: Ima Jean West and Inez Robinson. She is survived by her children: Karen Strawn and husb

and, David, William Hodge, Wesley Hodge and wife, Dawn and Brenda Hodge; her siblings: Illean Mikesh, Irene Burt, Inella Bennett and Delton West; her grandchildren: D.J. Bruce, Melony Bruce, Montana Strawn, Elizabeth Hodge, William Hodge, Jr., Darion Hodge, Desiree Hodge, Wesley Hodge Jr., Michael Perez, Ryan Perez and Justyn Ybarbo; a great-grandson, Holden Lee Knouse; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Viewing and visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, from 5 – 8 p.m. at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon. The funeral service was held Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Finch Chapel with burial following at the Caraway Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.




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