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Originally published: 2012-10-04 11:23:05
Last modified: 2012-10-04 11:23:05

Zaida Hodges Trivette

Zaida Hodges Trivette, 91, of Oak Avenue, Lake Placid, Fla., a native and former resident of Watauga County, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 3, 2012, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring, Fla.

Mrs. Trivette was born Sept. 1, 1921, in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Grant and Mamie Moody Hodges. She was a retired employee of IRC, and a member of Laurel Fork Baptist Church.

Mrs. Trivette is survived by two daughters, Nancy T. Wood and husband, Cecil, of Blowing Rock and Lake Placid, and Judy T. Gould and husband, Tommy, of Lake Placid; two sons, Colburn H. Trivette and wife, Elizabeth, of Lake Placid, and Kenny Trivette and wife, Margery, of Blowing Rock; seven grandchildren, Marty Wood and wife, Diane, of Boone, Andy Wood and wife, Denise, of Lenoir, Lisa Arnett and husband, Randy, of Newland, David Trivette and wife, Pamela, of Blowing Rock, Phillip Trivette of Warrenton, Robbie Gould and wife, Angie , of Columbia, S.C., and Nancy DuVall and husband, Lance, of Sebring, Fla.; and one sister, Marie Isenhour and husband, Douglas, of Lake Placid and Blowing Rock. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter B. Trivette; two sisters, Doris Miller and Bonnie Eggers; and three brothers, Dow Hodges, Hubert Hodges, and Dallas Hodges.

Funeral services for Zaida Hodges Trivette will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Laurel Fork Baptist Church. The body will lie in state at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. Officiating will be Dr. Daniel Featherstone. Burial will follow in Laurel Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church prior to the service. At other times, the family will be at the home of a son, Kenny and Margery Trivette, 159 Hodges and Miller Road, Blowing Rock.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Laurel Fork Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Melba Watson, 1811 Aho Road, Boone, N.C. 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Trivette family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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