Bernell Ward Hudgens
By Kim Swindell Wood | February 9, 2019 9:35 am
Bernell Ward Hudgens, 97, a resident of Mooresville, North Carolina, formerly of Wake County, North Carolina, and Sparta, Tennessee, passed away Feb. 7, 2019, in Mooresville.
Mrs. Hudgens was born Feb. 13, 1921, in White County, to C.K. Ward and Hassie Clark Ward.
She was a loving wife and mother who was also a teacher and worked for a time at Commerce Union Bank, later as a bookkeeper for the Farmers Co-op Tobacco Warehouse, and was active in her church and community.
Mrs. Hudgens was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Hugh Hudgens; son, Hugh Ward Hudgens; a sister and three brothers, and great-granddaughter, Keara Rose McMinn.
Survivors include two daughters, Beth Hudgens of Plano, Texas, Linda Hayes and husband Phillip, of Mooresville, North Carolina; granddaughter, Sara Hayes McMinn, of Mooresville North Carolina; great-granddaughter, Makayla McMinn, of Mooresville, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be 3 p.m., Feb. 13, 2019, at Hunter Funeral Home, with a family graveside service to follow in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m., Feb. 13, at the funeral home. Jeff Guth will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, of Iredell County, North Carolina, Mt. Gilead Cemetery Fund, or Sparta First United Methodist Church. All memorials may be made through Hunter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 90, Sparta Tennessee 38583.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.