Howard Hutchens

 Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, with burial to follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call the funeral home from 5-8 this evening and anytime Thursday until the funeral hour.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P. O Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
He was born to the late Robert and Cynthella (Lowery) Hutchens on March 15, 1931, in Fulton County, Ky. He retired from the Fulton Electric System in 1993 after 31 years as a lineman and foreman. He enjoyed his family and reading and was a loyal fan of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball and St. Louis Cardinals teams. He was a charter member of Parkway Church of Christ and was a past deacon. He also was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion. He grew up in Hickman, Ky., and graduated from the former Hickman High School.
 He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Audrey Cathey Hutchens of Fulton; his daughter and son-in-law, Cathey Lynn (Hutchens) and Charles Mulcahy of Fulton; his son, James Kevin Hutchens of South Fulton; five grandchildren, Melanie (Mulcahy) Gunn and Mitchell Mulcahy, both of Fulton, Robby Mulcahy of South Fulton and Emily (Hutchens) Gallimore and Bradley Hutchens, both of Union City; seven great-grandchildren, Taylor Cantrell, Owen Gunn, Charles Michael and Audriana Mulcahy, Cameron Gallimore, Carson Gallimore and Elizabeth Mulcahy; and several nephews and a niece.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond Hutchens and John Hutchens; his sister, Laverne Bequette; three half brothers, Calvin Hutchens, Dave Hutchens and Dewey Hutchens; and three half sisters, Meda, Tina and Pansey Hutchens.
Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.

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