Obituary of Nelwyn Hudgens
Nelwyn Francis Bennett Hudgens passed away on August 9, 2017 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas with her family by her side. Services will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 11 , 2017 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg, Texas. Interment will be at Lone Oak Cemetery in Sayre, Oklahoma at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, August 12, 2017. The family will receive friend from 9:30 A.M. Friday prior to the service.
Nelwyn “Chipmonk” Bennett was born March 21, 1935 in Gilmer, Texas to W.F. and Myrtle Bennett. She was raised in Pittsburg, Texas, attended school and some college before meeting her husband Warden Hudgens. They were married on October 16, 1957 and moved to Lubbock, Texas where they had a farm. They were blessed with one son, Warden Scott. They returned to the Pittsburg area where they lived for several years. In the early 1970’s they moved to Hereford, Texas, where they lived until 2002. Nell was a checker at the
Ideal Grocery Store in Hereford for many years. She always had a smile and quickly became everyone’s favorite checker because she remembered people’s names and always asked about their family. She made many lasting friendships while working there. She later worked for the State of Texas in security.
She is survived by her sister, Helen Reynolds of Longview, Texas; her daughter-in-law,
Robbi Hudgens of Amarillo, Texas; granddaughter, Lyndsi Watts and her husband Jason and great grandsons, Jalyn and Cole Watts of Hurst, Texas; and grandson Craig Ames and special niece, Patty Drake of Mt. Pleasant, Texas and a host of other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Warden; her son Scott; her mother and father, Myrtle and W.F. Bennett; brothers,
Glen and Tim Bennett; sisters, Hazel Spearman, Hartzel Spratt, Mildred Hughey, Faye Scudder, and Billie Smith.
The family suggests donations be made to Cal Farley’s Boy Ranch P.O. Box 1890 Amarillo, Texas 79174 in lieu of flowers.
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