TALCOTT - Marie Hodge Sears, 82, died Monday, July 16, 2001, at her home following a long illness. Born Sept. 24, 1918, in Summers County, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Ollie E. Terry Hodge. Mrs. Sears was a member of Rollynsburg Baptist Church, Talcott. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Letha Hodge, Hazel Hodge and Louise Damron; and four brothers, Kenneth, Basil, Cecil and James Hodge. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Paul Eugene Sears; a son, Denver "Dickie" Abshire and his wife, Vernice, of Talcott; a granddaughter, Lisa Stalnaker and her husband, Matthew, of Talcott; a great-granddaughter, Rebeca Stalnaker of Talcott; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton, with Pastor Dana Stalnaker officiating. Burial will follow in Talcott Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral parlors. Pallbearers will be Lewis Hodge, Matthew Stalnaker, Robert Russell, Johnnie Richmond, John Richmond, Ray Lowry and Gomer McCall. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.