Joseph J. HudginsPolice officerJoseph J. Hudgins, a...

August 12, 1994

Joseph J. Hudgins

Police officer

Joseph J. Hudgins, a retired Baltimore police officer, died Monday at his home in Carney after an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Hudgins, who was 78, retired in 1966 after a quarter-century on the force -- starting as a motorcycle officer in the Traffic Division. At retirement, he was assigned to the old Pine Street police station where he had handled sanitation cases tried in the old Housing Court.

A native of Baltimore who served in the Army during World War II, he was a member of the Parkville Post of the American Legion and the Baltimore City Retired Police Association.

He became active in Baltimore County politics and ran for sheriff in 1974 but lost in the Democratic primary.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road, Parkville.

His wife, the former Dolores Edna Kraus, died in 1987.

He is survived by a son, John T. Hudgins of Kansas City, Mo.; three daughters, Annette M. Kraft of Joppa, Catherine Chapman of Darlington and Joan Burris of Bel Air; three sisters, Marie Brandt, Lillian Dietrich and Ruth Collins; and four brothers, Charles R., James F., Howard F. and Harry Hudgins, all of the Baltimore area; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Elizabeth Speed

Retired domestic worker

Elizabeth Speed, a retired domestic worker, died Sunday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after a stroke.

Mrs. Speed, who was 87 and lived on North Pulaski Street, retired about six years ago after working for nearly 40 years in the Towson home of Mr. and Mrs. John Horst.

The former Elizabeth Terry was a native of Clarksville. Her husband, Frank D. Speed, died in 1974.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Improved Benevolent, Protective Order of Elks of the World and the Wayland Baptist Church, where she also belonged to the Fuel Club.

She was a flower gardener and liked to decorate homes with flower arrangements.

Services were held yesterday at the Wayland Baptist Church.

Her survivors include 18 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

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