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Alice Debra "Debbie" Hodges

November 27, 1951 — January 28, 2024

Columbia, Louisiana

Alice Debra "Debbie" Hodges

On January 28, 2024, Alice Debra Hodges, always known by family and friends as "Debbie" left her life here on this side of eternity.  Debbie was born on November 27, 1951 at Columbia, Louisiana. She married the love of her life Daniel Lewis Hodges, Jr.  in 1971 and from this union was born their daughter, Adrienne Sage Hodges Steele.

She was a graduate of Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans. Debbie was a very Civic oriented person. She was always involved in the community. From Civic Associations and Local Professional Chapters, Debbie served and volunteered for numerous organizations. She was a lover of the arts and music.  Upon her return to Columbia, she had the foresight to create the Caldwell Parish Tourism Commission and the Caldwell Cultural Arts Association. During her 40 years in New Orleans, she served as the president of a Contracting Company, a Real Estate Agent for 15 years and even reached the million-dollar club in her first year of employment. She retired from the State of Louisiana after working as a consultant for over 10 years. In 2003 she returned to Caldwell Parish to assist in the care of her beloved little brother, Kyle Stringer.  

The greatest role Debbie played in life was that of a wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and sister. She was a lover of Walking Horses and her Afghan Hounds, along with many other dogs and animals.  She placed many champions in dog shows throughout the state and country.

She is preceded in death by her mother Urcine Brandin Walker.  Her father Clyde Stringer and both her maternal and paternal grandparents, Grace and Urcin Brandin and Alice Talley Stringer.  

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of nearly 53 years, Danny Hodges; her daughter, Adrienne Sage Hodges Steele (Micheal), her grandson, Blaze Steele; her precious brother, Kyle Stringer; her sister, Diane Morgan; her niece, Buffy Morgan Kimbrell (Claude), her step-father, Charles Walker, and step sister Mary Jane Walker Gates (Royce).

Graveside funeral services and Celebration of life will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 11:30 at the Columbia Hill Cemetery under the direction of Riser & Son Funeral Home of Columbia. The Hodges Family will receive visitors on Friday at the funeral home from 10:30 to 11:20.  A reception welcoming all family and friends will follow at the Schepis Museum located Downtown Columbia on Historic Main Street.

Accommodations in Columbia include several locations that are available on Airbnb.

Hotels are located approximately 30 minutes north in Monroe, LA.  Suggestions include the Hampton Inn, Courtyard Marriott and Towne Place Suites conveniently located off I-20 and Highway 165.

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Friday, February 2, 2024

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