Eva Jane Hudspeth

May 1, 1930June 9, 2021

Eva Jane Hudspeth was born May 1, 1930, in Sturgis, MS, and went to her Heavenly home on June 9, 2021, in Mobile, Alabama at the age of 91. Eva was the Salutatorian of her 1950 Sturgis High School class and won many beauty contests in Oktibbeha County, MS. She was married on March 12, 1950, to Eudell Hudspeth and they recently celebrated together their 71st wedding anniversary. She was a substitute teacher in the Mobile County Public School System, where the kids affectionately referred to her as Mrs. Butterworth’s. She worked as a secretary at Brookley Field, Turner Supply, Simmons Warehouse, Assured Title, and retired while working at Tanner Pecan where she was the "Face" of the company. She enjoyed her church, Forest Hill Church of God, where she served as Sunday school secretary, sang in the church choir, and made hand sewn quilts for ALL the new babies at the church. She was a Brownie leader volunteer, took care of stray cats and turtles, loved butterfly pins and flowers, flowers, flowers. You knew she liked something if she said, "that's Gooder-N-Snuff". You knew you had said something disappointing if she said, "Uh-Ga-Ly, Uh-Ga-Ly, Uh-Ga-Ly". You knew to be wary if she said, "First your money, then your clothes". And you knew what you said or did wasn't important if she said, "No-one’ll know the difference a hundred years from now". You knew she loved you when she greeted you with "I love you Darlin".

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Joe Hubbard McClelland, Sr. and Ludie Virginia McClelland, her siblings, James Calvin McClelland, Joe Hubbard McClelland Jr., and Mattie Louise McClelland Moorhead, and her niece Eva Joyce McClelland.

She is survived by her husband Eudell Hudspeth, two daughters: Beverly Delgado and husband Rudy, Barbara Peterson and husband Donnie, grandchildren: Stewart Slater and wife Rebekah, Mike Peterson and wife Mitzi, Derek Peterson, Andrea Slade and husband Jason, Great Grandchildren, Preston Slater, Anakin Slater, Benjamin Slater, Andon Peterson, Caroline Peterson, Maddie Slade, Bryan Slade, along with extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

Memorial may be made in honor of Eva Hudspeth to Project Purr Animal Rescue;, 1-251-382-6692.

Celebration of Life services will be 1:00 PM, Friday, June 11, 2021, in the sanctuary of Forest Hill Church of God, Mobile, Alabama with Bro. Daniel Blaylock officiating under the direction of Radney Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow on the grounds of Mobile Memorial Garden, Mobile, Alabama.

The family will be accepting guests for visitation from 12:00 PM until time of service at 1:00 PM Friday, June 11, 2021 at Forest Hill Church of God.


  • Beverly Delgado (Rudy), Daughter
  • Barbara Peterson (Donnie), Daughter
  • Stewart Slater (Rebekah), Grandchild
  • Mike Peterson (Mitzi), Grandchild
  • Derek Peterson, Grandchild
  • Andrea Slade (Jason), Grandchild
  • Preston Slater, Great Grandchild
  • Anakin Slater, Great Grandchild
  • Benjamin Slater, Great Grandchild
  • Andon Peterson, Great Grandchild
  • Caroline Peterson, Great Grandchild
  • Maddie Slade, Great Grandchild
  • Bryan Slade, Great Grandchild

  • Mike Peterson, Active Pallbearer
  • Derek Peterson, Active Pallbearer
  • Jason Slade, Active Pallbearer
  • Stewart Slater, Active Pallbearer
  • Allen Hudspeth, Active Pallbearer
  • Marvin Hudspeth, Active Pallbearer
  • Ralph Leverett, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 11, 2021


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Cynthia Moody

June 11, 2021

Aunt Eva Jane you were so loved by many including me. I so enjoyed and remembered the times I got to spend at your home with Barbara, and Beverly loving to see all your hand made quilt's. The times I Loved most is when you and Uncle Doodle would visit at Mom and Dad's and take home bags of my Orange's. You both loved them so much. So go rest high on that mountain Aunt Eva Jane, your work on this earth is done. Go to Heaven a shouting love for our Father and his Son. I Love You!