Hudgins, Geraldine Ballew (2008)

Obituary of Geraldine Ballew Hudgins ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Geraldine Ballew Hudgins, age 68 of Marion passed away peacefully on Friday, October 24, 2008 at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville.  A native of Yancey County, she was born on February 24, 1940 to the late Marion Ballew and Ola Mae Robinson Ballew.  Geraldine was a member of Hicks Chapel Baptist Church.  Her family and friends will remember her as a loving wife, mother and grandmother and dear friend.  Her twin sister Gwen Brown preceded her in death in March of this year.

Surviving are her devoted husband of over 50 years, Deloyd Hudgins; three sons, Travis Hudgins and his wife Karen of Marion, Greg Hudgins of the home and Mark Hudgins and his wife Nancy of Marion; two grandchildren, Justin and Staci Hudgins, both of Marion; three sisters, Bernice Wilson of Marion, Barbara Wade of Dysartsville and Vicki Dillard of Morganton; one brother Junior Ballew of Barnardsville; three sisters-in-law, Sheila Loftis, Rovena Pinkerton and Evelyn Hudgins; two brothers-in-law, Roby and Aaron Hudgins; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday October 28, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Revs. Chad Wise and Bob Buhl officiating.  The family received friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial was in the Hicks Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to CarePartners Foundation PO Box 25338 Asheville, NC 28813.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday October 29, 2008 Volume 14 #43