Wanda Faye Hudgens​


Wanda Faye Hudgens was born April 7, 1956 in Hayti, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Murry Mills and Marilyn Clark Mills.

She departed this life in Dyersburg, Tennessee on November 28, 2017.  She was 61 years old.

On September 19, 1974 in Caruthersville, Missouri she was united in marriage to Mr. Johnny Ray Moore.  He preceded her in death.

Wanda loved cooking.  She worked at the deli at Hays Grocery Store and ran the restaurant at Trinity Marine for many years.  She loved cooking for all of her family.  Since she was known as the family babysitter, of course the grandchildren loved her cooking.

Wanda was a huge Elvis Presley fan.  She enjoyed going to Tunica mostly for just the relaxing, talking, and laughing with family that was with her.

She was a member of Kinfolks Ridge Baptist Church.

Survived by – 3 children – Johnny Ray Moore, Jr.

Jennifer Coleman

Regina Coleman

2 brothers – James Mills, Philip Mills

1 sister – Marilyn Tally

7 grandchildren – Kohlyn Moore, Thackery Moore, Hailey Coleman, Michael Tyler Coleman, Terri Coleman, Lynne Coleman and Hannah Coleman

3 great grandchildren –Kateleigh, Colton and Dorian Alexander

Other relatives and many friends

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Murry Mills, and her husband, Johnny Moore

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 1 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. James Mills officiating.  Interment followed in Maple Cemetery.

Pall bearers:  Kohlyn Moore, Michael Tyler Coleman, Shawn Mills, Kevin Tally, Ken Tally, Blake Turner.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services.


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