SAMUEL THOMAS HUDGENS (Roy Moses HUDGENS3, Thomas B HUDGENS2, William HUDGENS1) was born 8 JUN 1908 in Illinois, and died 24 SEP 1968 in Marion Memorial Hospital, Marion, Williamson Co., IL. He was buried in RoseHill Cemetery, Marion, Williamson Co., IL.


He married Helen I. STROUD 16 MAY 1931 in Marion, Williamson Co., IL, daughter of Louis STROUD and Elva OWENS. She was born 9 MAR 1911 in Pittsburg, Williamson Co., IL, and died 2 JUN 2008 in Heartland Regional Medical Center, Marion, Williamson Co., IL. She was buried in RoseHill Cemetery, Marion, Williamson Co., IL.

Helen I. Hudgens, 97, passed away Monday, June 2, 2008 at 10:50 P.M. at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Helen was born in Pittsburg, Illinois on March 9, 1911 to Louis and Elva (Owens) Stroud and spent her early years in that area on the family farm. She remembered riding on the one seat of the family buggy and walking to Fowler School in her father’s footprints. She was baptized in Johnston City Lake and was a member of Lake Creek Baptist church. She was raised during the Depression where she learned to do a lot with a little and those lessons stayed with her all her life. In her lifetime, she saw many firsts: the first airplane in this area, the first car, the cure for many diseases, and many other advancements. She worked at Woolworths, Universal Match, and Albright’s clothing store in Marion. She married Samuel Hudgens on May 16, 1931. They moved to Marion and joined the Third Baptist church where she was one of the oldest living members. She was able to maintain her home with the aid of her son, Tom, who was also her best friend until her death. She loved and appreciated her family and friends and the simple things that life has to offer. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include:
Two Daughters;
Barbara S. Woolard of Marion
Judy Arnold and husband Barry of Marion
Son – Thomas J. Hudgens of Marion
Two Grandchildren;
Mark Arnold of Pensacola, Florida
Sally Pearce and husband Joe of Marion

Preceded by – Her Parents, Husband – Sam, Son-in-law – James Woolard, Three sisters – Neva Schwarm, Vivian Reed Coriasco and Imogene Hill

Children of Samuel Thomas HUDGENS and Helen I. STROUD are:




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