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11/30/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
JoAnn Christie Hudgins

JoAnn Christie Hudgins
(07 Aug 1938 - 25 Nov 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1956

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

There is yet another Memorial Edition of the NNHS Newsletter.  JoAnn Christie Hudgins, Class of 1956, passed away in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at the age of 70.  Her husband, Lewis Hudgins, is also a graduate of Newport News High School.

From the Daily Press - 11/30/08:

                JoAnn Christie Hudgins


KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - JoAnn Christie Hudgins, 70, passed away Nov. 25, 2008, after a long, courageous battle with dementia. She was born Aug. 7, 1938 in Newport News, Va., and attended Newport News High School. She was Vice President of Centralite Supply, co-owner of Saluda General Store and JoChris Designs. She was also a manager with Cato Fashions for 12 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Evelyn Christie; brother, Fred Christie Jr.; and in-laws, Lucille and Charles R Downey. JoAnn leaves behind her devoted husband of 56 years, Lewis Hudgins Jr.; one son, Gary Hudgins, both of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; one daughter, Christie Matthews (Carlton) of Gloucester, Va.; her grandchildren, April Rhodes (Marty), Megan Farinholt (Rob), Chip and Lindsay Matthews; her great-grandchildren, Tyler Brandt, Nicolas and Noah Rhodes; her brother-in-law, Butch Downey (Libby); sister-in-law, Sharon Splinter (Dick); many cousins, nieces and nephews and Abby; her loving Pekinese.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a future date.

Condolences to the family may be sent via the on-line register at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on 11/30/2008.
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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Uncle Lewis, I was sorry to hear about Aunt JoAnn.
But I know she is in a better place and she is better now. I wish I could have come with Daddy. I do hope that you are well and I am thinking about you all. Love Christa

~ Christa Arnest (Downey), Gloucester, Virginia

Sunday, November 30, 2008


We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you during this time of loss. Love Nancy and Stewart Rodgers.
~ Nancy Rodgers, Newport News, Virginia



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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

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(3 Feb 1809 - 4 Nov 1847)

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