|Birth: ||Feb. 26, 1907|
|Death: ||May 15, 2007|
Statesboro - Mrs. Bernice Deal, age 100, died Tuesday at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Center Inpatient Facility after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late William J. and Carrie Watkins Hodges and loving stepmother Rebecca Hodges. The native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County was a homemaker. Mrs. Deal was a former member of the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church for over 60 years before joining the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church in 2006. She was a member of the Middleground Home Demonstration Club for over 50 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Horace G. Deal; one son, J.W. Deal; and a daughter, Helen D. Scott.
Surviving are two daughters, Carene Deal Mallard and Betty Deal Stringer of Statesboro; three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles E. and Karen Deal of San Antonio, Texas, Hugh and Kay Deal of Raleigh, N.C., and Edgar H. and Diana Deal of Statesboro; two sisters, Louise Pyler of Savannah and Margaret Hotchkiss of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Rosa Bell Hodges of Blackshear; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with Elder Randy Waters officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Statesboro Herald - 17 May 2007
William Jasper Hodges (1886 - 1967)
Carrie E Watkins Hodges (1884 - 1911)
Horace Greeley Deal (1907 - 1977)*
Carene Deal Mallard (1925 - 2010)*
Jasper William Deal (1928 - 1933)*
Betty Florence Deal Stringer (1930 - 2014)*
Helen Ann Deal Scott (1933 - 1985)*
Bernice Hodges Deal (1907 - 2007)
Carl Hodges (1913 - 2003)**
Norman J. Hodges (1915 - 1996)**
Lorene Hodges Eure (1916 - 1994)**
Waldo Russell Hodges (1921 - 1979)**
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
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