Michael Steven Hodges, 55, of Lenoir, NC, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021.

A native of Avery County, he was born January 6, 1966 to Margaret Gragg Hodges Hackney and the late Sherman Bill Hodges.

Michael was a very intelligent man that enjoyed reading and working puzzles, including crosswords and sudokus. He enjoyed horticulture and working with wild plants and flowers. He worked as a brick mason for many years. A quiet man, Michael enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.

In addition to his mother, Margaret, he is survived by his companion for over 20 years, Kelly Kanupp; two stepchildren, Brandon Brown and Taylor Kanupp; three grandchildren, Jacob, Savannah, and Nevaeh Brown; and three siblings, Brian Hodges, Brad Hodges, and Elizabeth Hodges.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery in Banner Elk.

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