JAMES OMER “J.O.” HUDGENS (1926-2007)

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JAMES  OMER “J.O.” HUDGENS (HENRY TINE, JAMES MARSHALL, JOHN SANDERSON, JAMES ) was born 27 May 1926 in Marion, Illinois, and died 13 May 2007 in Marion Williamson Co IL

Marion – James “J.O.” Hudgens, 80, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 10:20 P.M. at the VA Medical Center.

J.O. was born May 27, 1926 in Marion to Henry Tine and Allean (Evans) Hudgens. He married Lodema Parrish on May 30, 1947 in Marion and together they shared over 57 years of marriage until her death on July 25, 2005.

J.O. was a Navy veteran, having proudly answering the call to serve his country during WWII. He was retired from Ameren CIPS after 36 years of service. He was a lifetime member of Marion VFW Post #1301, Masonic Chapel Hill Lodge #719 A.F. & A.M., 40 year member of I.B.E.W. #702, and a member of 1st Christian Church of Herrin. J.O. was a member of the West Frankfort Community #168 school board for two terms, from 1961 – 1969, where he served as president his last term.Survivors include: Sister – Mary Lou Shumaker of Indianapolis, Indiana

Preceded by – Parents, Wife, Lodema, Brother, Robert Lee Hudgens

Funeral services will Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Ron Henwood officiating. Burial will follow in Cana Cemetery in Goreville. Military rites will be performed by Marion’s VFW Post #1301, American Legion Post #147 and the National Guard. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be performed at 7:00 P.M. by Marion’s Fellowship Lodge #89 A.F. & A.M.

He married Lodema PARRISH 30 May 1947 Marion IL, Dau of Guss & Esta (Kelley) PARRISH. born 29 Oct 1926 died 25 July 2005 Paducah KY

Marion – Lodema Hudgens, 78, passed away Monday, July 25, 2005 at 3:26 P.M. at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.

Lodema was born October 29, 1926 to Guss & Esta (Kelley) Parrish in Williamson County. She married J.O. Hudgens on May 30, 1947 in Marion and together they have shared over 58 years of marriage. Lodema & J.O. lived in West Frankfort for 28 years before moving to Marion.

Lodema was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church of Herrin.
Funeral services will be Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Ron Henwood officiating. Burial will follow in Cana Cemetery in Goreville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Children of J.O.HUDGENS & LODEMA PARRISH are:

i.    KAREN HUDGENS (JOHNS)

ii.    GREG HUDGENS

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