EXIE H. RHEM
September 3, 1921 – July 11, 2017
Exie Pearl Hodges Rhem, 95, of Loxley Road, Portsmouth VA and a native of Hyde County, North Carolina, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Portsmouth Health and Rehabilitation Center in Portsmouth, VA.
Born in Hyde County, N. C. on September 3, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Dickie and Lavinia Sadler Hodges. She was married to Ray Rhem who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Rhem was a retired seamstress and worked in a department store for years. She was a member of West Park Church of Christ and traveled to visit in Hyde County for many years as she maintained her friendships.
A funeral will be held at the family plot in Mount Olive Church of Christ Cemetery in the Ponzer Community of Hyde County on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Keith Lewis will officiate.
Surviving are a son, Nickey R. Rhem and wife, Alice T. of Virginia Beach VA; grandchildren, Kimberly R. Desocio and David Rhem; six great-grandchildren, Connor Rhem, Kaitland Rhem, Caroline Rhem, Hallie Desocio, Zachary Desocio and Anthony Desocio; step-grandchildren include Patrick Touhey and Michael Touhey; step-great-grandchild, Skyla Touhey.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Perry Hodges, Bernice Hodges, Leone Rhem, Evelyn Hoskins.
Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.
Mt. Oilive Church of Christ
Saturday July 15th, 2017
39353 NC 45 North
Belhaven, NC 27810
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Nickey, I just happened to stumble across you mom's obituary. How blessed I was to know her! How grand your parents were to me during my ministry at West Park between 1959 and 1962! Many wonderful meals at their table with grand conversations of the Lord's Kingdom as well as times in Hyde! What a heritage you have!
Submitted by Bill Griffin on Jul 23 2017 04:57:09 PM
Sincere sympathy to Nicky and family. Remember Exie, Ray & Nicky when I grew up in Ponzer.
Submitted by Judi Raburn on Jul 15 2017 10:57:34 AM
July 13, 2017
Her smile! Always glad to see her! I have very fond memories of her and her Hodges family & also of her Rhem family. My parents (Dixon & Virginia) were lifelong friends of the Hodges & Rhem families! I have many good memories of times with both families. Our Hyde County roots mean a lot to me. I cherish the good memories. May God Bless Nickey and his family.
Jerry Cox, Belhaven, NC
Submitted by Jerry Cox on Jul 14 2017 07:22:52 PM
She lived a long life with dignity. May she rest in peace.
Submitted by Bernie Kirsch on Jul 13 2017 07:06:19 PM
To Nick and family,
Alas, another member of the Greatest Generation has been lost. My condolences to all of you.
John Van Huyck
Submitted by John Van Huyck on Jul 13 2017 02:59:07 PM
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