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Willard R. Hudgins Jr. of Grimstead, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.

He leaves behind his wife of 76 years, Lois B. Hudgins; a daughter, Linda B. Lawrence (Jim); a son, Willard (Buddy) R. Hudgins III (Diane), and one grandson, Jonathan W. Hudgins.

Buster, as he was known by those who knew him best, had recently celebrated his 97th birthday in June with his family.

The family received friends on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, from 10 a.m.-noon at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews. A graveside service followed at 1 p.m. at H.C. Smither Cemetery, Hudgins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 7057 Linda Circle, Hayes, Va. 23072 or to the Gloucester-Mathews Animal Shelter, 6620 Jackson Lane, Gloucester, Va. 23061.