Friday, September 28, 2012


Hi MRS Sisters,

We are saddened by the passing of Mary Louise's husband, Elgie. Here is the information which was copied and pasted from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

HUDGINS, Elgie Elgie Russell Hudgins, 80, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. Elgie is survived by the love of his life and wife of 60 years, Mary Louise; his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Terry Clanton; daughter, Wanda Hudgins-Spain; daughter, Patti Romero; daughter and son-in-law, Leigh and Gary Landon; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Eunice Hudgins and his daughter and son-in-law, Libby and Randy Poynter. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Arts from Auburn University in 1953. He spent his career in the printing and packaging industry, retiring in 1999. Elgie was a devoted family man, loved spending time with his wife, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and looked forward to family get-togethers for any occasion when he enjoyed his homemade peach ice cream. He was known to close friends as "Pipe". His cheerful and witty spirit endeared him to his family and friends. His constant display of love and affection for his wife was inspirational to family and embarrassing to hospital staff during some recent hospital stays. He will be loved and missed by all who loved him and knew him. A memorial service will be held at Scot Ward's Green Meadow Chapel at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 30, 2012 officiated by Pastor Brett Millican and Pastor Ronny Brannen. Family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the service. Flowers or donations to the Lung Association or American Cancer Society are welcome. Condolences may be submitted on-line at Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Road, Conyers, GA 30012, 770-483-7216.