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Yvonne T. Anouilh Hodnett
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Yvonne T. Anouilh Hodnett, 96, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017. She was born on December 16, 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late, Rene Abadie and Mildred Husser Abadie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Anouilh, Jr. and second husband, Herbert Hodnett.

Yvonne and husband, John had their first child in New Orleans. In 1961 Yvonne moved to Martinsville, VA and became a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where she taught the third grade Sunday school class for 7 years. She served as Adult Education Coordinator for 22 years.

In 1985 John died suddenly, leaving her a widow for 15 years. In time, she met Herbert Hodnett and they were happily married until he passed away suddenly in 2002. Yvonne coordinated the R.C.I.A. group, attended bible study, and was a member of St. Joseph’s Book Club. She belonged to a quilting group and has taught crocheting and knitting. She volunteered for Contact, Hospice, Red Cross, Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, and never stopped giving of herself.

She is survived by her sons, John A. Anouilh of Martinsville, VA and Rodney and wife Pam Anouilh of Durham, NC; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Elfriede Anouilh of Arlington, VA, Kathleen and Charles Tankersley of Check, VA, Christy and Brian Hundley of Murrell’s Inlet, SC, Stephanie Anouilh of Davenport, FL, Melanie Anouilh of Davenport, FL, and Rodney Anouilh of New Orleans, LA; great-grandchildren, Sarah Anouilh, Audrey Hundley, and John Keith Hundley; and step-children, Susan Hodnett, Mariam H. Mayhew, Mary Anne Connelly, Elizabeth H. Bolka, Herbert L. Hodnett, Christopher J. Hodnett, and Jan M. Hodnett.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Mark White officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel. Burial will be at Roselawn Burial Park.

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

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel

1500 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5501
Martinsville, Virginia 24115





2:30 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

2481 Spruce Street
Martinsville, VA 24112

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Roselawn Burial Park

103 Clearview Dr.
Martinsville, VA 24112


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