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Second Baptist Church (Marion)
Tuesday March 26th, 2019

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Donna C. Hudgens

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 www.bluefuneralhome.com.

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Kerry, I'm so sorry about Aunt Donna, my thoughts & prayers are with you

Bill & Sue Rees. Mar 27 2019 3:15 PM

prayers to all the family.

rickey and sue harner Mar 26 2019 3:33 AM

So sorry for your loss. I will forever be grateful for the many chats i had with Aunt Donna over many years. She has always been very special and I will miss her dearly. I pray for comfort and peace and that good memories take over the grief very soon.

Cindy Hobgood Mar 25 2019 7:52 PM

Kerry and Kylie, I am so sorry to hear the news about your mother/grandmother. My deepest condolences to you and the rest of your family. Prayers are coming your way during this difficult time.

elise armstrong Mar 25 2019 6:48 PM

Donna was a very nice person to me when I was very young. You will be missed. Dick & Nancy

Richard&Nancy Hudgens Mar 25 2019 4:47 PM

Kylie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you much peace and love.

Stephanie Lipsey Mar 25 2019 2:39 PM

I am saddened to hear of Aunt Donna's passing. I am sure she is in a much better place.

Tina Conyers Mar 25 2019 1:42 AM

Kerry, so Very sorry for your loss. Your Mother was a Beautiful lady and always so kind to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We moved out of town about 3 years ago or I would come to the visitation. ((Hugs)) to you my friend.

Betsy Brigham Turner Mar 24 2019 6:52 PM