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January 18--  The 70-year-old director of Hodges Funeral Home in Metter is charged with "Throwing Away or Abandonment of Dead Bodies."

The GBI charged Percy Hodges after three bodies were discovered last month in a shed on the funeral home property which was being torn down.  The remains were found in two metal containers and a casket which had been removed from the shed and taken to a scrap yard in Metter.

According to the funeral home, the bodies were put in the shed in the late 80's and early 90's awaiting funeral arrangements by family members.

The GBI says the names of the deceased are Theresa McClarin, Leroy Dixon and Mamie Fredericks.

Anyone with information on these names is asked to contact the GBI Statesboro office, 912-871-1121.

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