James Hodge Black, of Mount Ida, AR, passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on August 10th, 2019 in Colorado Springs, CO surrounded by family. He was born on January 9th, 1936, in Marianna, AR to James and Minnie Black. He grew up in the home built by his father, on Smokey Hollow Road in Norman, AR. He was the older of two sons, and attended both grade school and high school in that same small town. It was in high school where he met his future bride, Mary Alice Keith. They married on May 27th, 1956.
There will be a visitation will be held at Mt. Ida First United Methodist Church in Mt. Ida, AR on Friday October 18th, at 6:00PM to 8:00 PM. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 AM on October 19th at Mt. Ida FUMC. There will be a private family graveside service later in the day at the Gaston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. Ida FUMC/Hodge Black Fund. This fund will go towards improving wheel chair accessibility to the church sanctuary. It was established by Hodge and Mary Black when his mobility became compromised. It will be dedicated in his honor.
Donations may be mailed to;
Mt. Ida FUMC / Hodge Black Fund
PO Box 607
Mt. Ida, AR 71957