Miss Pinky Hudgens 1931

DOCIA ILA HUDGENS (JESSE ELIAS4 DANIEL3, JAMES2, JAMES1) b. 22 Jan 1909, Cheatham Co.TN. died 1994



mkater11added this on 12 Jun 2011

Pinky taught many of the students of Ashland City for decades. She was a high school English teacher for many years and well known in the community.


mkater11added this on 12 Jun 2011

Pinky’s only child, William Kerwin Christian (1944-1959), died of Leukemia while a teenager to his parents’ great sorrow. They divorced.

4 Responses to DOCIA ILA “PINKY” HUDGENS (CHRISTIAN) (1909-1994)

  1. Robert L. Hand says:

    I don’t know if you value input from former students, or not, but “Miss Pinky” was my favorite teacher in high school in Cheatham County as my English teacher in 1960-61 and 1961-62. I met her son, Bill, in 1958, when she transferred him back from Battle Ground Academy to Cheatham County Central High School. He and I almost immediately became close friends, and I didn’t realize that he was sick. I still recall the shock of hearing of Bill’s death, and I learned, for the very first time, of Leukemia. Miss Pinky put up with a lot of my foolishness, simply because she knew that Bill and I had loved each other. I have a regret of sorts that touches me still, in that I never became the Pastor/Preacher she was determined I should and would be, but she definitely touched and blessed my life. I love you and miss you, Miss Pinky!

    • Hudgee says:

      Value very much Sir, thank you

      • Robert L. Hand (Bill liked to call me "Cowboy Bob" says:

        My thanks to you for your kind reply! Miss Pinky was an absolute treasure, a credit, not only to her family, but to all of Cheatham County. She stands as an icon for me, and for many, and I think of her often. Her amazing sense of humor was certainly shared by Bill, and I feel his loss still today. I find great solace in knowing that they’re now together forever, and I genuinely look forward to seeing them again. G-d bless you, and thank you again for your kindness. I wish you and yours a blessed holiday season!

  2. Robert Hand says:

    I just wanted to add that, as of late 2016, I became, and remain, the associate pastor of Kerem Adonai, a little Messianic Jewish congregation in Clarksville, TN. None of this is written to boast, but simply to say that, in a very small way, I’ve finally accomplished Miss Pinky’s hope and desire for my life. I like to think that this beautiful lady is smiling at that little bit of news in her well-deserved heavenly home. I love you so much, Miss Pinky, and you and Bill have a huge hug coming when we meet again in that better world!

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