Dr. Edward D. Hudgens Jr., 90, of Oberlin, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, Kendall at Oberlin in Oberlin.
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Born April 14, 1922, in Grand Bay, Ala., to Nola (Owensby) and Edward Hudgens Sr., he married Lorna LaWand June 1, 1948, in Painesville.
Dr. Hudgens was a general practice doctor in Madison from 1954 to 1979.
Dr. Hudgens was a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served in the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II. 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. He was also a former owner of Erie Shores Golf Course, and worked for veteran's hospitals in Brecksville and Walla Walla, Wash. He operated Hudgens Haven Bed and Breakfast in Edmonds, Wash.
Survivors include daughters, Blythe (Tom) Strong of Tucson, Ariz., Melody Werner of St. Paul, Minn., and Heather (Vince) Valdez, Austin, Texas; son-in-law, Herb Werner of Bay Village; grandchildren, Ellen Tzeutschler and Laura Carroll; great-grandson, Timothy Tzeutschler; and brother, James Hudgens of Pensacola, Fla.
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; and brothers, John, Paul and Wesley Hudgens.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison. Final resting place will be Fairview Cemetery in Madison.
Contributions may be made to the church of your choice or the East-End YMCA, 730 North Lake St., Madison, OH 44057.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Jan. 3, 2013
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