Carlton Lavon Hodge

Carlton Lavon Hodge, 65 of Martinsville, Virginia passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at his home. He was born November 30, 1955, in Martinsville, Virginia to the late Butner Smith Hodge and Katherine Johnson Hodge. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed westerns, hot chocolate and he loved the Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Hodge loved a good loaf of bread.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Flood; brothers, Sherman Hodge, Shams Nur Abdul-Rahman, and Claybourne Hodge.

Mr. Hodge is survived by his ex-wife, Claudetta Matthews Hodge Millner; daughters, Sherrico Hodge (Trenia), and Carletta Hodge; sons, Chris Matthews Jordan (Hope), and Douglas Waller (Ama); sisters, Sheda Hairston (Fred), Luvenia Niblett (Joe), Lois Ford (Alton), Tina Bowles (Voe), and Freda Hodge; brothers, Bruce Hodge (Rhonda), Michael Hodge, Bernard Hodge; and grandchildren, Ta’Shonie Gravely, Carlton Hodge, Tashena Hodge, Je’Caria Hodge Gravely, Dominique Matthews, Eric Hairston, Paris Waller, and Ladarus Dillard.

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 18, 2020 at 4:00 P. M. at Wright Funeral Service Chapel.

Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

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