Graveside services for Martha Lou (Hodges) Parsons of Burneyville, Okla. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in the Simon Cemetery, Simon community, with Pastor Brett Alberda officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta, Okla.

Born February 25, 1952 at Rubottom, Okla., Martha was the daughter of Meril “Red” Hodges and Betty Ruth Eakins Hodges. She passed away Thursday, July 13, at Mercy Hospital in Ardmore at the age of 65.

Although she was a resident of Love County most of her life, Martha drove a school bus in Burleson, Texas for 16 years. In her free time, she enjoyed dancing, listening to classic country music, and fishing.

Preceding her in death were her parents; stepfather, J.W. Carlile; brother, Johnny Hodges; sister, Susie Lazos; nephew, Michael Lazos; and grandparents, Ira and Myrtle Hodges and John and Jessie Eakins.

She is survived by two sons, Jerry “J.P.” Parsons and wife Becky of Seminole, Texas and Josh Parsons and Kati Merritt of Rubottom; brother, Meril Hodges and wife Laray of Healdton, Okla.; nephew, Lynn Hodges; nieces, Sandra Hodges and Melissa Lazos; great nephew, Cody Lynn Hodges; great nieces, Ashley Hodges and Kayleigh Lazos; three stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.

Serving as casket bearers will be Joe Russell, Lynn Hodges, Tony Hodges, Jimmy Williams, Warren Williams, and Gary Westervelt.

Time of visitation for family and friends will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Online guest book: