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Juanita Hudgens

Juanita Hudgens

Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 5:10 pm

Completed arrangements are being announced for Juanita (Sharkey) Hudgens, 83, of Union City, who died at her home Aug. 6, 2012.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Union City First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Stan Waldon officiating and Terry Hailey as organist.
The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Friday and they request that memorials be made to the church.
White-Ranson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hudgens was born March 19, 1929, in Athens, Ky., daughter of the late Charles and Ida Sharkey. She married Jack Hudgens March 18, 1965. He survives.
Following a brief period of work in Lexington, Ky., she moved to Obion to be the nurse assistant for the late Dr. Iral Runyon. Following his death, she moved to Union City to work as an assistant in surgery at the former Obion County General Hospital, now Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
A short time later, the late Dr. Byron Garner, a surgeon at the hospital, asked her to work for him as his office nurse, a position she held until her first child was born.
She then became a full-time parent and homemaker.
After her husband’s retirement in 1994, she devoted much of her free time to various volunteer endeavors, including 24 years as a volunteer in the Baptist Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and two years as president of that organization.
She was a member of Union City First United Methodist Church and the Margaret Carter Sunday School Class and United Methodist Women.
She was also a member of the hospital auxiliary, The Review Club and the former Union City Business and Professional Women’s Club.
From 1990-91, she was one of 50 West Tennessee Nursing Home ombudsmen, with her primary assignment being the Obion County Nursing Home.
She is survived by her husband; her daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Ellis Falkoff of Union City; her son and daughter-in-law and their daughters, Scott and Sara Hudgens and Ranleigh and Hadley of Allen, Texas; her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Gene Fyffe of Lexington, Ky.; her brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Irma Lamb of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters-in-law, Charlotte Hudgens of Union City and Moyna Hudgens of Denver; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and two brothers.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.
Published in The Messenger 8.8.12

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