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Dana Riggs (Hudspeth)

Dana Riggs Hudspeth
Jan. 26, 1952 - March 16, 2004
NLRHS Class of 1970

Published Saturday, March 20, 2004

Dana Riggs Hudspeth of Beebe went suddenly home to her reward on March 16, 2004.
A daughter of Harold Riggs and the late Bernice Riggs of North Little Rock, she graduated magna cum laude with her BSE, and taught high school at DeWitt. She received her master's degree in psychology from UCA and became a caring counselor at McRae Elementary and High Schools, Beebe Intermediate School, and Cabot North and South middle schools. Dana served on statewide counseling committees, and on an emergency grief counseling team. She touched and changed countless lives.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice Riggs and brother, Tommy Riggs.

Other survivors include her devoted husband, Johnny Hudspeth of Beebe; sons J.D. Hudspeth of Conway, and Heath Hudspeth Lafayette, La.; daughter, Stephanie Parker of Beebe; five beloved granddaughters and another whose eminent birth, Dana, was excitedly awaited; two stepgrandsons; brother Steve Riggs of Little Rock; sister Deby Wood of Conway; six nieces and nephews; and an extended family she so loved. She was a very special woman who will be greatly missed by all who came in contact with her.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Valley Baptist Church in Beebe. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to your local school library or the Union Valley Baptist Church building fund.

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06/16/15 11:34 AM #1    

Cynthia Kay "Cindy" McCorkle (1) Cherry 2)Ingram)

Dana was one of my best friends growing up.  We lived down the street from each other and often played "Tarzan" in our back yards along with Beth Harris.  Dana was usually Tarzan.

She is the one who let it slip to my parents when they thought I went to the movie with Janet Brinkley (forgot to mention Micky Wommack met me there!).  At least I didn't lie!.

I heard Dana say more than once that she married the love of her life.  I am glad she had the nerve to marry a little earlier than most of us so she got to spend that much more time with her precious Johnnie.

Thank you Dana for all of the fond memories.

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