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Obituary for Josephine Hodges Anthony

Josephine Hodges Anthony, 88, of Collinsville, VA, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at her home. She was born on July 12, 1929 in Ridgeway, VA, to the late Joseph Hodges and Nannie Elizabeth Eggleston Hodges. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Larry Allen Anthony; sisters, Bessie Acree and Jean Gibbs; and brothers, Carl William Hodges and Clyde Raymond Hodges.

She graduated from Ridgeway High School and was a member of First Baptist Church of Collinsville, the Homemakers Sunday School class, the adult choir, and a volunteer of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in the hospital gift shop. She retired from DuPont with twenty-nine years of service.

She is survived by her husband Douglas M Anthony of 67 years of the residence; daughter, Linda Anthony Shelton and husband Mark of Kernersville, NC; sons, Paul John Anthony and wife Sherry of Lynchburg and Mark Anthony and wife Judy of Collinsville, VA; sisters, Jeanette Newman and Margaret Moore of Martinsville, VA, Ruth Hundley of Bassett, VA, Betty Roark of Hickory, NC, Daisy Gibbs of Pulaski, and Sally Gamber of Colfax, NC; and brother, Bobby E. Hodges of Greensboro, NC. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Collinsville with Rev. Larry Cheek officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 12-1 p.m. Burial will be held at Roselawn Burial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Collinsville, VA at P O Box 36 Collinsville, VA 24078.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville, VA is serving the Anthony family. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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First Baptist Church of Collinsville

3339 Virginia Ave.
Collinsville, VA 24078





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First Baptist Church of Collinsville

3339 Virginia Ave.
Collinsville, VA 24078


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