Benson Hodge

William Benson Hodge, age 78, of Rock Springs Road Mill Spring, NC passed away Monday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Benson was a native of Rutherford County and a retired Rutherford County Building Inspector. He held certificates in electrical, plumbing and building inspection and taught classes to certify others in these fields. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Polk County.

Those preceding him in death include his parents, William Orell and Lena Sparks Hodge; and a brother, Harold “Gomer” Hodge.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Rachel Hodge of the home; children, Mickey (Mary Alice) Hodge of Denver, NC, Ricky Hodge (Kimberly) of Edneyville, Tracy (Jimmy) Crowe of Rutherfordton; stepchildren, Allen (Sherry) Price of Rutherfordton, Barbara Ferree of Mill Spring; brother, Danny Hodge (Jennifer) of Florida; sisters, Martina Tony of Ellenboro, Pat Hodge of Rutherfordton, Diane (Ricky) Holland of Rutherfordton; grandchildren, Andy Harbin, Betsy LeFevers, Cody Hodge, Kaylah Bryant, Whitney Wooten, Jordon Crowe, Heidi Barnes, Brooke Price, Michael Price and Brent Ferree; 14 great grandchildren.

A celebration of the life of Benson Hodge will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 22 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Polk County with Rev. Matt Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 56 Helton Lane, Mill Spring, NC 28756

Crowe’s Mortuary & Crematory is assisting the Hodge family. www.crowemortuary.com