Ms. Cleone Haynes Hodges, age 103, of Greene Street, Boone, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 9, 2012 at home.
Born July 11, 1909 in Shongaloo, she was a daughter of the late O. H. Haynes, Sr., and Lynn Burns Haynes. Ms. Hodges retired from Appalachian State University after 36 years where she was a professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. After retirement Cleone was very active in the community.
She attended and taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church, was a life member and past president of the Rhododendron Garden Club. She served as secretary with Watauga Parks and Recreation Commission and was a member of Boone Town Beautification Committee.
An avid golfer, Cleone was a member of Blue Ridge Golf Association and of Blue Ridge Ladies' Golf Association. She was an active member of Boone Golf Club, winning the Club Championship in 1975. Ms. Hodges participated in the Senior Games at local, state and national levels into her 90's.
She is survived by one son, J. B. Hodges of Boone; two granddaughters, Erin Hodges-Demas and Alyssa Hogan both of Hickory; a grandson-in-law, Brandon Tressler; three great-grandchildren, Shawn Collin Hogan, Evelyn Darnell and Cleona Demas; one sister-in-law, Mrs. O. H. Haynes, Jr.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers,J. Y. Haynes and O. H. Haynes, Jr.
Funeral services for Ms. Cleone Haynes Hodges will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Roy Dobyns and Dr. George Miles. Graveside services and burial will be private. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 375 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607.
The family will receive friends Thursday prior to the service from noon until 2 p.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the Hodges family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Hodges family.