Lawanda “Ruth” Hudgens of Des Arc passed away peacefully from natural causes at the age of 82 on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in the home of her granddaughter, Autumn Ridge, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Des Arc, Arkansas on March 5, 1935 to Nellie Francis Smith Rogers and John Fred Rogers. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who is survived by her two daughters, Vicky and Debbie Hudgens, 5 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Annette Knowles and Betty Thurmond, and two brothers, Freddie and Donnie Rogers. She will be joining her mother, Nellie and father, Fred Rogers in heaven, as well as her 3 sisters, Joe Harvey Rogers, Mary Sue Holt, and Anita Rogers and her two brothers, Darel Rodgers and Rodger Dale Rodgers. Ruth was a woman of God and was very passionate about spreading the word of Jesus Christ the Lord, her savior. She truly loved the Lord with all her heart. She was the sweetest woman you could have ever possibly known. She was always ready to serve others never asking for anything in return. She will truly be missed and will forever and always be within our hearts.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel inHazen, Arkansas. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to the service. Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.