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Steve Meers Hudgins

December 9, 1951 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Steve Hudgins Obituary

Steve Meers Hudgins, age 72 of the Batesville Community, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 4, 2024.

Born at Crawford W. Long Hospital on December 9, 1951, Steve was the son of the late Milton J. and Sara Meers Hudgins.  He was a graduate of Southwest Dekalb High School and he attended Young Harris College.  Steve began working in the steel industry at a young age.  He was the founder of Hudgins Steel Company, a business that began in the driveway of his and Connie’s home, literally with a tractor and a large umbrella to keep the sun off.  Through many ups and downs, good times and bad, Steve tirelessly worked to provide a better life for his family and for the families that he employed.  Steve was a preserver of history, all things old, and appreciated a more primitive way of life.  He was an avid historical collector and a restorer of many old things.  He especially loved seeking out log cabins across the country and bringing them to life on his property in Northeast Georgia.  His father worked for the railroad which sparked an interest in Steve at a young age.  One of his passion projects was restoring an old caboose that will adorn their property for generations to enjoy.  Steve was a member and served on numerous committees at Concord Baptist Church.  He was also a very proud Son of the American Revolution. Steve had the gift of giving.  He and Connie ran the Hope Center II of Concord, a community resource for those in need. 

More than anything in this world, Steve loved and adored his family.  Survivors include his wife Connie Lee English Hudgins of Batesville, sons and daughters in law Matthew and Stacy Hudgins of Batesville, Shannon and Darlene Hudgins of Covington, and Chris and Laura Higbie of Clarkesville, grandchildren Matt (Laken), Taylor (Ian), Ezra, Connor (Ansley), Wesley, Sarah, Christopher, Eli, and Addie, brothers and sisters in law Pat Hudgins (Jane), Bobby Hudgins (Gloria), and Gerald Hudgins (Jo), sister Gayle Hudgins Johnson, brother in law Lonnie English (Pam), sister in law Linda Byram, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services will be held graveside, 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Hillside Gardens Cemetery with Dr. Levi Skipper, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 3280 Chastain Meadows Parkway NW, Suite 200, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

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Graveside Service
February 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Hillside Gardens Cemetery
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523


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