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E.L. Hudspeth

November 5, 1941 - June 7, 2007

E. L. “Bud” Hudspeth

SPRINGFIELD – E. L. “Bud” Hudspeth, 65, of Springfield, died Thursday, June 7, 2007 at Memorial Medical Center after a long illness.

He was born November 5, 1941 in Petersburg, IL, the son of George and Alice Burnett Hudspeth. He married Phyllis A. Monroe on January 24, 1964. His parents; one brother, John Hudspeth; and one nephew, Zachary Hudspeth, preceded him in death.

Mr. Hudspeth was a business manager for the Illinois Department of Public Health, retiring on December 31, 2005. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. He was a graduate of Petersburg Harris High School. He attended Central Baptist Church and was a member of Sangamo Surf Club. He enjoyed fishing and boating and was an avid outdoor chef.

Survivors: wife, Phyllis A. Hudspeth of Springfield; one son, Greg Hudspeth of Springfield; one sister, Annette Cramer of Phoenix, AZ; one sister-in-law, Lila Marie Hudspeth of Petersburg; one brother, Tom (wife, Janet) Hudspeth of Lake Ozark, MO; one aunt, Georgia Cleaver of Colorado; 19 nieces and nephews; and several cousins. He is also survived by his Boxer, Mariah.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2007. Services: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2007, Dr. Reg Mills officiating. Burial: Oakland Cemetery in Petersburg, IL. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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