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[275] was decided to open the doors of the church at 1:30 o'clock. By express request of Dr. Hoge the obsequies were simple and unostentatious. The pall-bearers were chiefly from the membership of his church. No military cortege followed, although many organizations solicited the privilege. Yet the loved remains were met at the gates of beautiful Hollywood by the sered inmates of the Soldiers' Home and by the Veterans of Lee and Pickett camps—through whose parted ranks, with bowed and bared heads, the mournful line passed and repassed.

The funeral took place Sunday afternoon, January 8th, from the church of which Dr. Hoge had been pastor for over half a century, and was attended by a great concourse of people. The service was quite simple.

From the many tributes to the memory of Dr. Hoge and the several analyses of his gifts and characteristics, the following may be cited:

Rev. Richard McIlwaine, D. D., President of Hampden-Sidney College, writes of his interest in education:

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