First Posted: 2/6/2009

STATE ROAD Mrs. Ola Alice W. Hendren, 94, of Zephyr-Mountain Park Road, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Hugh Chatham Nursing Center. Mrs. Hendren was born July 7, 1914, in Surry County to Willie Byrd and Neelie Bray Williams. Mrs. Hendren was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. She retired after approximately 40 years of service from the Yadkin County School Systems. Most of her teaching years were at Jonesville High School as a home economics instructor and she was a longtime supporter of Elkin Library. Survivors include four cousins, Ralph Williams and wife, Peggy, of Mountain Park, Arlene Hodge and husband, David, of Charlottesville, Va., Mary Taylor of North Wilkesboro and Claude B. Williams of Charlotte. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lin Hendren; and a sister, Minnie White. Memorial service will be held Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Elkin Public Library, Elkin, NC 28621. Online condolences may be made at www.hodgesfuneralhomeinc.com. Hodges Funeral Home in Elkin is serving the Hendren family.

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