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Violet Ladale "Dale" Hodge

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

28 Harding Avenue, Jackson, OH 45640

(p) 740-286-2010 (f) 740-286-5640

Violet Ladale “Dale” Hodge, age 81, of Gallipolis, Ohio passed away Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, at Arbors Nursing Home of Gallipolis. She was born December 23rd, 1941, in Fort Payne, Alabama to the late Lionel and Ruth (Williams) Blackwell.

Dale was a hard worker and always made sure she provided for her sons’ basic needs.

She is survived by her sons, Fred (Patty) Helms of Gallipolis, Ohio and Rob Helms; granddaughter, Monica Helms; grandsons, Chad Helms (Ashley Priddy), Josh Helms (Christa Morton), and Will Edgar (Chloe McCarty); great-granddaughter, Baylee Helms; great-grandsons, Ashton and Layne Helms and Jaxson Priddy; and very special friend, Martha West.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather; her son, Johnny; seven brothers; and six sisters.

The family would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to the staff at Arbor’s Nursing Home for the wonderful care given to our mother while she was there.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023, from 10AM-12PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. A funeral service will immediately follow at 12PM with Pastor Larry Boggs officiating. Burial will follow at Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

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