Ethel was born January 16, 1926 in Kentucky the daughter of Oliver and Hazel (Carter) Grigson. She was raised by her step-father Oscar Carter. She was married to Clarence A. Hudgens and later to Paul Little who preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Goreville First Baptist Church where she had also taught Sunday School. Ethel’s life work was as caregiver, in addition to caring for her family she also worked outside the home caring for the elderly. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and fishing.
She is survived by her; Son – Danny Hudgens and wife Connie of Mayfield, Kentucky and grandchildren; George Davis and wife Kammy of Goreville, Keith Hudgens, David Sandefer, Dane Sandefer, Christina Duncan, Timothy Shadowens, Danny Wayne Hudgens, Teashia Chandler, Billy Joe Bower, Dawn Batteau, Cindy Bell, Julie Short, Jennifer Gonzalez, Christopher Garcia and Maria Bione. Several great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews
She was preceded by her parents, husband Paul Little, son Wendell Hudgens, daughters Judy Hudgens Newson and Betty Hudgens Groves.
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 12 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
For those who prefers memorials may be made to the Baptist Church Disaster Relief. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.
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