Madolyn Hudgens Rives

February 4, 1934November 26, 2018

Carol Madolyn Hudgens Rives

February 4, 1934 – November 26, 2018

Madolyn Rives, 84, was born on February 4, 1934 in Chattanooga, TN and grew up in Sparta, TN. She is survived by her husband, James Malcolm Rives, and two daughters, Patrice (Wade) Miller of Dallas, TX, and Lydia (David) White of Harvest, AL, and a son, Dr. Eric (Lisa) Rives of Huntsville, AL and four grandchildren and two step grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She sincerely loved and cared for her children, family and friends. She and Malcolm were married for 59 years,

She is a daughter of the late Carl Hudgens and the late Charlie Mae Hudgens, She was preceded in death by her brother Raymond Hudgens (Ann-deceased), and is survived by a sister, Faye Hudgens Holland (David-deceased) of Atlanta, GA.

Madolyn graduated from the Sparta Elementary School, White County High School and David Lipscomb College in Nashville, TN. She loved singing and piano music and took lessons while very young beginning in the first grade. In college, she majored in music, piano and voice, and taught children, teens and adults music for many years. She planned and conducted yearly music recitals at Christmas and end of the school years. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ since a young teenager. She enjoyed teaching and faithfully taught four-year old children Bible classes for about 62 years.

Madolyn was a singing member of the Huntsville Community Chorus Association (HCCA) for about 55 years and served on the HCCA Board of Directors for several years. She enjoyed singing in all the chorus performances during these years.

A Visitation and Memorial Service is scheduled at the Mayfair Church of Christ, 1095 Carl T. Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802 on Saturday, December 8, at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m., respectively.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Children Ministries and Missions at the Mayfair Church of Christ, 1095 Carl T. Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

Madolyn Hudgens Rives

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