Fran Hodges

Hamilton County

Frances "Fran" Maples Hodges, 81, of East Ridge, died on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.She was born in Gatlinburg, Tenn., to the late Russell and Pearl Taylor Maples. Fran had lived here since her marriage in 1953 and was a charter member of East Ridge Presbyterian Church, where she was past president of Women of the Church. She was an assistant buyer for the Cheerio Shop at Memorial Hospital as well as volunteering and serving in various capacities for over 25 years.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph O. Hodges.Survivors include her daughters, Holly Mavity and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Frank) Laskowski, both of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Stephanie (Dustin) Morgan, Taylor Laskowski, Ryan Laskowski, Ben (Jordan) Mavity and Morgan Mavity; great-granddaughter, Braelyn Mavity; brothers, Paul Maples, Fort Loudon, Tenn., and Lynn Maples, Kodak, Tenn.; sister, Alice Cameron, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; numerous special and close friends and extended family.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 23, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. J.R. Caines and her nephew, the Rev. Russ Maples officiating.Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.Please visit to share words of comfort to the family and to view Fran's memorial tribute.Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

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