CEDAR BLUFF, Va. - Benjamin Ray Hodges, 46, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, in a Winston-Salem, N.C., hospital following a short illness. Born June 29, 1953, in Princeton, he was the son of Paul Benjamin and Dorothy Kennedy Hodges of Princeton. Mr. Hodges attended Pierpoint Freewill Baptist Church. He formerly taught CPR classes for the Red Cross and taught mining classes at Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands, Va. He formerly worked as an electrician for Amigo Smokeless Coal Co. and was an employee of Hunter Paving. Other survivors include his wife, Carol McGlothlin Hodges; four sons, Rocky Hodges and his wife, LaCosta, Daniel Hodges and Andrew Hodges, all of Princeton, and Adam Hodges of Camp Lejune, N.C.; three brothers, Kenneth Hodges and his wife, Jill, of Pineville, Benny Hodges and his wife, Sissy, of Basin and Steven Kennedy and his wife, Ruby, of Abingdon, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Ernie (Debbie) Vance of Pineville, Mrs. Clayton (Shirley) Dickens of Wyco, Mrs. Butch (Kathy) Acord of Crab Orchard and Mrs. Gene (Versie) Hall of Bluefield, Va.; and two grandchildren, Gracilyn Hodges and Mason Kroll, both of Princeton. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Princeton, with the Rev. Charles Acord officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum. Those wishing to attend services may gather at the mausoleum at 1:45 p.m. Friends called 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Singleton Funeral Service, Cedar Bluff. Nephews and brothers-in-law will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Singleton Funeral Service, Cedar Bluff.