88 year old H.J. Judkins, a well known nurseryman of Smithville, died Monday at his residence. He was a retired nurseryman and founder and former owner of H.J. Judkins & Son Nursery. Judkins was also an Honorary Lifetime member of the MTNA, AANA, SNA, and TNA Nurseryman's Associations. Judkins was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Mount View Primitive Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Paul Violet and Lynn Russell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Josie Vanhooser Judkins; a son, Marlon Judkins; a granddaughter, Mary Claire Judkins; three brothers, Winfred, Grady, and Chris Judkins; and a sister, Mary Worcester. Survivors include his wife, Macon Knowles Judkins; two grandsons, Jim and Mac Judkins; a daughter-in-law, Leann Foutch Judkins all of Smithville. Two sisters, Audrey Jones and Gertha Anderson of Ohio. Special caretakers, Dianna Atnip and Ashley and Amanda Hobbs all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Mount View Primitive Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.
Apr 30 2007