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Rachel Burgess Hudgins

Mrs. Rachel Burgess Hudgins of Raleigh, North Carolina, formerly of South Boston, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at R UniHealth PAC of Raleigh.  

She was born in Halifax County, on Feb. 23, 1919 and was 93 years of age.  She was the daughter of the late John William Burgess and Mary Bett Owen Burgess.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Daniel Hudgins.

Mrs. Hudgins was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Mrs. Rachel Burgess Hudgins is survived by one daughter, Loretta H. Johnson, and husband Douglas of Raleigh, N.C.; one son, Peter Daniel Hudgins Jr., and wife Ruthie of Cary, N.C.; five grandchildren, Ann Travis and husband Rob of Charlotte, N.C., Scott Iekel-Johnson and wife Sue of Ann Arbor, Mich., Ryan Hudgins of Raleigh, N.C., Eric Hudgins of Philadelphia, Pa., Kirk Hudgins of Wilmington, N.C.; great-grandchildren Quinn and Jacob Travis of Charlotte, N.C., Alex and Jessie Iekel-Johnson of Ann Arbor, Mich.

A funeral service for Mrs. Rachel Burgess Hudgins will be held at Main Street United Methodist Church, Monday, June 18, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ed Rigg officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service. 

In lieu of flowers consider Lupus Foundation of Virginia, Inc., P.O. Box 25418, Richmond, Va. 23260, Alzheimer’s Association of Southside Virginia, 6350 Center Dr., Suite 102, Norfolk, Va. 23502 or Main Street United Methodist Church, 701 N. Main Street, South Boston, Va. 24592.

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfunerals.com. 

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.