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Donna C. Hudgens

August 22, 1927 — March 22, 2019

Marion- Donna Corene Hudgens, age 91, of Marion, passed away at 12:45pm on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Herrin Hospital.

Donna was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 22, 1927, the daughter of Howell Monroe and Lois Virginia (Gillam) Uhls. Her father, Howell, died at an early age and Donna was raised by her mother, Lois, and step-father, Frank Ira Dallas Clendenin.

Donna was united in marriage to James Leon Hudgens on May 31, 1947, in Evanston, IL. Together, they enjoyed over 56 years of marriage, until his death on March 5, 2004.

Donna was a beautician and realtor in her working years. She enjoyed arts and crafts, winning awards for some of her paintings.

Donna was a long-time member of Second Baptist Church of Marion, where she taught Sunday School for over fifty years. In addition to being a caring wife and mother, Donna was a fun-loving grandmother, giving and receiving much love and laughter and wonderful memories to and from her grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her son and daughter-in-law- Kerry and Lisa Hudgens; Daughter-in-law- Deanna Hudgens; Grandchildren- Emily (Justin) Scherbring,  Kylie Hudgens,  Tyler (Kayla) Hudgens,  Tristan Hudgens, Faith Hudgens; Great Grandchildren- Cayden and Cole Scherbring, and Loretta Hudgens; Several Nieces and Nephews.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, husband- James Leon Hudgens, son- James Wade Hudgens, and brother- Rev. Orley Camdon Uhls.

 Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the Marion Second Baptist Church. A time of visitation will be held from 10-11am on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the Marion Second Baptist Church. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Marion Second Baptist Church. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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