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Eva Lee Hudgens, 97
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Cookeville resident and former Shady Grove community resident Eva Lee Hudgens, 97, died Sunday June 5 at Life Care Center of Sparta.
She was born March 25, 1914 in Warren County to the late William Oscar and Jessie Lynn Tosh. She was a member of Collegeside Church of Christ and former member of Smyrna Church of Christ. She enthusiastically volunteered for different ministry work through the church.
She was a homemaker and member of Shady Grove Home Demonstration Club prior to moving to Cookeville. She was a longtime volunteer at Cookeville Regional Medical Center with over 26 years and 5,800 hours of service.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William Leighton Smith; her second husband, Elmer Joe “Red” Hudgens; two brothers, Enoch and Emmitt Tosh; and two sisters, Ruby Argo and Velma Edwards.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Clarence and Chrystal Smith of Cookeville; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Frank Housley of Buffalo, Ky.; two grandchildren, Leighton and Leslie Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Kelly Campbell will officiate. Graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Coffee County. Mrs. Hudgens family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m., and again Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Road Church of Christ-Helpers in Missions, 2221 East Memorial Road, Edmond, Okla., 73013. Please put Eva Hudgens Memorial Fund on memo line. Other contributions may be made to the Mustard Seed Ranch, P.O. Box 3814, Cookeville, Tenn., 38502.
Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home (931-526-6111) is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 8, 2011