Myra J. Hodge Basden – Obituary

By  | November 30, 2012 | Filed under: Exclude Bondsmen, Morrison Funeral Home, Obituaries

Myra J. Hodge Basden, age 84 of Tuscumbia, died Thursday, November 29, 2012.

Her family will receive friends Saturday 6-9 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home of Tuscumbia. Her funeral service will be Sunday, 2 p.m. at Cox Boulevard Church of Christ with Larry Kilpatrick and Terry Jones officiating. Her body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. to lie in state. Burial will be in Franklin Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Basden was a member of Cox Boulevard Church of Christ and the Helen Keller Garden Club. She was a phenomenal seamstress, spectacular cook; had not one but two green thumbs, a sparkling personality, unforgettable laugh, loved traveling with her husband and spending time with her family. She was a “Virtuous Woman,” Proverbs 31.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Pearl Henry Jones; brothers, Lawrence, Wilbur and Paul Jones; sisters, Valera Quinn and Maybelline McCaig and father of her children, Gresham Hodge.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard “Tynt” Basden; sons, Donald Hodge and Rayford Basden (Schicko); daughters, Charleen Cox (John), Gail Seale (Eamonn Walsh), Kathy Williams (Mike); step-daughters, Mona Melton, Fran Young and Rhonda McFarland; brother, Dwight Jones (Gail); grandchildren, Leisa Cox, Angela Holschuh (Rob), Douglas Cox, Kathy Pounders (Richard), Deedra Moore (Barry), Kendall Seale (Shonda), Chris Williams (Tiffany), Melissa Hodge (Jackie), Adam Hodge and Amy Williams; step-grandsons, Barry Basden (Katie) and Brett Basden (Katie) and ten great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons; Chris Williams, Kendall Seale, Adam Hodge, Barry Moore, Richard Pounders, Jackie Flowers, Bryan Gregg and Aaron Gregg.

Myra’s family would like to express special thanks to Dr. McAnalley and the staff of Helen Keller Hospital, ICU, PCU.

 

 

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