Elsie Birdie Hodges' father was Lafayette Franklin (not Lafayette Monroe). But I did learn that her mother, Dora Lee McLaughlin was adopted by a dentist as a young girl. Dora was born in Arkansas in 1978. She also had a brother who my father-in-law remembers as "Uncle Griff".
There is where the info stops for me. I've never been able to find info on Dr. Jim McLaughlin or his wife's name (Dora and Griff's mother)