Lillian Ashford Hudgins passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Summer's Landing Assisted Living. She was 98 years old. Lillian was a native Gainesvillian born on April 3, 1915. She was the daughter of the late Mellie Clifford Pitchford and George Hamm Ashford, the widow of Albert White Hudgins Sr. and the sister of the late Elizabeth Ashford Romberg. She graduated from Brenau College in 1936 where she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. In 1966, she received her library science degree from The University of Georgia
. Lillian, who retired as the librarian of Lyman Hall School. She began her teaching career at Riverbend School. There she met her future husband, Albert, who taught history and coached basketball. She was also a life-long member of Gainesville First United Methodist Church where she was active in the UMW and volunteering in the church library. Lillian loved flowers and was a member of The Dogwood Garden Club serving as its president, and was a certified flower show judge. She belonged to the Tallulah Falls Club, an organization that supported The Tallulah Falls School. Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Lillian was the epitome of a nurturer and giver. She is survived by four children; Nancy Hudgins Greene (David) of Atlanta, Albert White Hudgins Jr.(Gwen) Gainesville, Alice Hudgins Connolly (Joe Carroll) Lilburn, Charles Ashford Hudgins (Carole) Gainesville; five grandchildren, Jonathan Patrick Greene (Lisa), Colin Ashford Greene (Brandi), Jennifer Hudgins Stowe (Jeff), Amy Hudgins Forrester (Josh), Sean Michael Connolly (Renee), Kristopher Charles Connolly, Alison Hudgins Odom (Brad), and Katie Hudgins Propes (Zach). She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren, Harrison and Avery Greene, Ally and Bo Roberts, Hunter and Marshall Forrester, Katherine Connolly, Aidan and Christian Connolly, and Katie and Taylor Stowe. A memorial service is scheduled for Mrs. Hudgins on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Gainesville First United Methodist Church Chapel. Dr. Terry Walton Officiating. Visitation will follow at the church after the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances be sent to Gainesville First United Methodist Church; 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30506. Those wishing to make online condolences may do so at www.littledavenport.com.
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, GA 30501 is in charge of arrangements.
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