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“Your dad saved my life! I had rheumatic fever and he stayed with me all night and got my fever down until I woke the next morning. He was the first...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jennifer Hempel Springsteen - AZ

“He saved my sister's life. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Christine Weaver - Perry, OH

“Dr. Hudgens was our doctor and family friend. Our family grew up in their neighborhood - I "dog" sat Rockey in Madison, OH. What fantastic memories...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Dad and Mom; It has been a year since Mom passed away. I thought about both of you today. I miss and love you both. The Lord bless you and...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Heather Hudgens Valdez - Manchaca, TX

“I remember Dr. Hudgens. He stitched my head up when I was 5 years old and gave me some money because I didn't cry! What a wonderful doctor he was! ...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Sandra Ness - Geneva, OH

“Blythe, I am sorry to learn of the passing of your father. May his memory be eternal. I hope all is well with you and your family. God Bless you all....Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Maier - Chesterland, OH

“Dear Melody, Blythe, and Heather, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I fondly remember your dad and mom and the good times we had at...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Ann Parker - Ruskin, FL

“Dr. Hudges wrote a letter of support for me to Hiram College in 1963 when I graduatied from Madison High School. He was a very nice person and a...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“I still have great memories of Dr. as a child He was very caring, understanding and so kind. I remember him as if it were yesterday. He even made...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Kallinsky - Conneaut, OH

“I remember Dr. Hudgens and Dr. Dick as they were my drs when my brother and i were kids. They were so kind, gentle, caring towards u. I can remember...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Dearest Blythe and family, We are deeply saddened to learn of Ed's passing. We adored both Ed and your mother Lorna very much. We recall fondly...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Leticia & Bradley Johnson - WA

“Dear Melody and family, I was saddened to hear of this. I wish I could be at the service but cannot be there. My sincere condolences... Lona Brown ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Lona Brown - Eastlake, OH

“So very sorry for your loss. Dr. Hudgens was a wonderful father as well as doctor... He stitched me up on one occasion and I'll never forget him...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Wendy Urbancic-Wright - Calera, AL


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HUDGENS, Dr. Edward D., Jr., age 90 of Oberlin and formerly of Madison, passed away, Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Born April 14, 1922 in Grand Bay, Alabama to Nola (Owensby) & Edward Hudgens, Sr., he married Lorna LaWand on June 1, 1948. He was a general practice physician in Madison from 1954-1979. Dr. Hudgens was a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served in the U. S. Coast Guard in WWII. 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. Former owner of Erie Shores Gulf Course, he also worked for Veterans Hospitals in Brecksville and Walla Walla, Washington. He operated Hudgens Haven Bed & Breakfast in Edmonds, WA. He is survived by his daughters, Blythe (Tom) Strong of Tucson, AZ, Melody Werner of St. Paul, MN & Heather (Vince) Valdez of Austin, TX; son-in-law, Herb Werner of Bay Village, OH; granddaguthers, Ellen Tzeutschler & Laura Carroll; great-grandson, Timothy Tzeutschler, brother, James Hudgens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorna; son, Thomas; parents; sisters, Mary Hudgens , Helen Richards & Dorothy Williams; brothers, John, Paul & Wesley Hudgens.
A memorial service will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, January 5, 2013 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio. Final resting place will be Fairview Cemetery in Madison, Ohio.
Contributions may be made to the church of your choice or East-End YMCA, 730 North Lake Street, Madison, OH 44057.