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1947 James 2024

James Douglass Hudgens

June 27, 1947 — February 22, 2024

Mendenhall

James Douglass Hudgens (Jim) was born in Oklahoma City to Gene & Jane Hudgens.  His family eventually moved to Jackson where he attended Provine High School.  He retired from the Mississippi Army National Guard after 30 years of enlistment and working full time for the Guard.  Some of his best memories were of the time spent with his guard friends.  His competition cooking team was called the Grill Sergeants.  They competed in multiple contests and Jim loved cooking.  He was very proud of his sons, Mike & Steve.  His grandchildren were his heart.  He built a pool so all of them would learn to swim and congregate at our house.

He is survived by his wife (Linda), his sons Mike (Carol), Steve (Jane), grandchildren Shane (Barclay), Haley Hudgens, Belinda Thompson, Jeremy Thompson (Penny), great grandchildren, Colby Hudgens, Barrett Hudgens, Milo Thompson, Sean Pearce (Autumn), Garrett Pearce, Lexie Pearce, Elizabeth Pearce, Morgan Thompson (Tressie), Peyton Thompson (Kourtney). His sister Janet Bass (Bob) & brother Gary Hudgens. He is also survived by many special nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father & mother, Rick (brother) and Peggy (sister-in-law).

Jim would say that the best thing he ever did was accepting Jesus Christ as his savior.

Visitation will be at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon on Monday, February 26, 2024 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 2:00 pm in the chapel. Internment will follow in County Line Cemetery in Mendenhall.

Donations may be made to Wounded Warriors, Tunnel to Towers or the Parkinson’s Association.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, February 26, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Homes- Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Homes- Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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Burial

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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