Myrtle Watford Hodge

DARLINGTON – Myrtle Watford Hodge, 71, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 18, in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home with burial at Grove Hill Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday at the funeral home, and other times at the home of Tammy and Gerald Griggs, 1057 Georgeanna Lane, Darlington. Born June 27, 1949, Myrtle was the daughter of the late Roscoe Watford and Lula Mae Gainey Watford. She was co-owner of Hodges Electric. Her favorite thing in the world was spending time with her grandchildren, who she loved dearly. She enjoyed going shopping, finding good deals and considered herself a “collector.” Myrtle was a member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church. Surviving are her children, Tammy (Gerald) H. Griggs, Daiford Dennis (Susan) Hodge, Michael Hodge, and Crystal (Jimmy) High; grandchildren, Matt, Josh and Ashley Griggs, Nolan, Ariana, Briana, and Caleb Hodge, Delaney Grace Hodge, Jacob Shoemake, Rush High, Jackson High, Somone Grier, and one on the way, Chase; one great-grandchild, Colton Griggs; brother, Billy (Kaye) Watford; sisters, Shirley Atkinson, Viola Oakley and Margaret Grier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daiford Hodge, who died in 2019; siblings, Roscoe Watford Jr., Melvin Watford and Patsy Watford. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital,, or 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. A guestbook is available online at

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