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Dr. Edward D. Hudgens Jr.Dr. Edward D. Hudgens Jr., 90, passed away January 1, 2013 at Kendall at Oberlin in Oberlin, OH. He was born April 14, 1922 in Grand Bay, AL to Nola (Owensby) and Edward Hudgens Sr.
He married Lorna LaWand on June 1, 1948 in Gainesville, OH and was a General Practice doctor in Madison, OH from 1954-1979. Dr. Hudgens was a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served in the U.S. Coast Guard in WWII. He received his medical degree from the Tulane School of Medicine. He served as President of the East End YMCA, was a Member of the American Medical Association and an associate of the Ohio State Medical and Lake County Medical Society. Former owner of Erie Shores Golf Course, he also worked for Veterans Hospitals in Brecksville and Walla Walla, Washington. He operated Hudgens Haven Bed and Breakfast in Edmonds, WA.
He is survived by daughters, Blythe (Tom) Strong of Tucson, AZ, Melody Werner of St. Paul, MN, Heather (Vince) Valdez of Austin, TX; son-in-law, Herb Werner of Bay Village, OH; grandchildren, Ellen Tzuetschler and Laura Carroll; great-grandson, Timothy Tzeutschler; and brother, James Hudgens of Pensacola, FL.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorna Hudgens; son, Thomas Hudgens; parents, Edward and Nola (Owensby) Hudgens Sr.; sisters, Mary Hudgens, Helen Richards and Dorothy Williams; brothers, John, Paul and Wesley Hudgens.
A Memorial Service will be held, 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH. Final resting place will be Fairview Cemetery in Madison, OH.
Contributions may be made to the church of your choice or the East-End YMCA, 730 North Lake Street, Madison, OH, 44057.
Published in The Herald (Everett) on Jan. 4, 2013