The Obit For Ed Hudnall

Milburn Edward “Ed” Hudnall

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

PRINCETON — Milburn Edward “Ed” Hudnall, 79, of Princeton, died Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Born June 30, 1932 in Crown Hill, W.Va., he was the son of the late Milburn Hudnall and Josephine Reid Hudnall.

Mr. Hudnall was a member of Landmark Church of God in Princeton. He grew up playing baseball and singing gospel music and had a life-long love for both. He served in the United States Air Force and was recruited to play baseball and football during his time in the military. Mr. Hudnall played professional baseball with the Baltimore Orioles. He joined Walmart in 1987 and quickly rose through the management ranks to the position of Regional Vice President where he operated the top performing region in the company until his retirement. He was actively involved in fund raising on behalf of the Children's Miracle Network, Special Olympics and Landmark Church of God. His two grandsons were the light of his life.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Freda Hodge Hudnall; one daughter, Cynthia Ann Hudnall Holby and husband Rob of King, N.C.; two grandsons, Josh Holby and girlfriend Melissa Jones and Drew Holby and wife Laura; one brother, Ira Hudnall and wife Wanda of Crestline, Ohio; and two sisters, Betty Massey of Crown Hill, W.Va. and Mary Graley of Wooster, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2011 at Princeton Church of God, 250 Oakvale Road, Princeton with Pastor Scott Hodge, Pastor Gary Swogger and Dr. Bill Ellis officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be his management team with Walmart with whom he worked for many years and were his most trusted friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Landmark Church of God, 290 Sackett Road, Princeton, WV 24739.

Friends may call from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, October 27 at Princeton Church of God and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton, W.Va.