<strong><img class="size-medium wp-image-46512 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmessenger.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2020\/04\/obit-Clarence-Hodge-300x298.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="298" \/>Town<\/strong>-Clarence Edward Hodge, 93, formerly of Hines, passed away at the Greenbrier Health Care Center Friday, Apr. 3, 2020.\r\n\r\nBorn Feb. 13, 1927, at Eccles, WV, he was the son of the late John Manuel and Hattie Decker Gill Hodge.\r\n\r\nHaving attained the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Army, he was a World War II veteran having served in Germany in 1945 and 1946. With over 40 years\u2019 experience, he was a coal miner for Leckie Smokeless Coal Company, Imperial Smokeless Coal Company and Westmoreland Coal Company. He was a proud member of the United Mine Workers of America. After a mining accident in 1954, he became active in the Rupert Church of God, later in life the Caldwell Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Emmanuel Open Bible Church in the final days of his life.\u00a0 Clarence enjoyed hunting and fishing, gardening, time with his family and repairing whatever was broken.\r\n\r\nLeft to cherish his memory and the good times together are his wife of 73+ years, Cora Elizabeth; sons, Clarence William (Les) of Lewisburg and James Edward (Debra) of Beckley; daughter, Brenda Gay (Clyde) of Princeton; grandchildren, Tammy Gross (Robert) of Bland, VA, Brian Hodge (Michelle) of Beckley, Joey Cooper (Jessica) of Princeton, Stephanie Robinson (Clay) of Hurricane, and Aaron Hodge (Rhonda) of Lewisburg; and nine great-grandchildren with an addition expected in October.\r\n\r\nDue to the regulations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and out of love and respect for extended family and friends, a private service for only the immediate family will be held with Pastor Aaron Hodge and Pastor Everette \u201cHat\u201d Defibaugh officiating. Entombment will be in the Rosewood Cemetery Mausoleum, Lewisburg.\r\n\r\nThe family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Greenbrier Health Care Center and Greenbrier Physicians for their excellent care during his final days.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers the family suggests donations of sympathy be made to the Emmanuel Open Bible Church, P.O. Box 146, Maxwelton, WV 24957.\r\n\r\nOnline guestbook may be signed at www.morganfh.net. Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV.