Paul Stuart Hudgins ’32

Paul Stuart Hudgins ’32, of Williamsburg, Va., was born July 30, 1909, and died Jan. 18, 2009.

He graduated from Davidson and West Virginia University School of Law; served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army’s 95th Division, “The Iron Men of Metz”; was wounded in France during the Battle of the Bulge; and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

After WWII, he established a law firm in Bluefield, W.Va. For many years, he served as an attorney for the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs. He served on the Bluefield City Council, the West Virginia State Legislature, the board of visitors of Davis & Elkins College, and as an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Bluefield.

He was a proud member of the Kiwanis Club in Williamsburg and a member of the Middle Plantation Club.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Hudgins, 608 Beechwood Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185; his four stepchildren, the Rev. Howard Gordon (Roberta Saxon), Douglas Gordon (Linda), Melinda Perkins (Larry), and David Cattell-Gordon ’76 (Donna); six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank E. Hudgins ’27.