Ronald R. Hudgins, 52, electricianA memorial Mass for...

July 28, 1999

Ronald R. Hudgins, 52, electrician

A memorial Mass for Ronald R. Hudgins will be offered at 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at New All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 4408 Liberty Heights Ave.

Mr. Hudgins, an electrician with the Baltimore City Board of Education, died of cancer July 19 at Villa St. Michael Nursing and Retirement Center. He was 52 and lived in Catonsville.

He is survived by a daughter, Kavonne Harville of Petersburg, Va.; a son, Brandon Allen; his mother, Sarah R. Hudgins; a sister, Karen L. Webb; and his fiance, Lisa Allen, all of Baltimore.

Lucile W. Smith, 98, Hutzler's sales associate

Lucile W. Smith, a retired department store sales associate and former Baltimorean, died Monday of heart failure at a nursing home in Venice, Fla. She was 98.

She had formerly resided at Charlestown Community in Catonsville and in West Baltimore, and had moved to Venice earlier this year.

She worked in the men's department of Hutzler's department store on Howard Street, beginning in the early 1940s, and retired in 1965.

The former Lucile Wheeler was born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and was reared in San Francisco, where she graduated from high school. She was a professional dancer before her marriage in 1919 to Aubrey Smith, a theatrical electrician. He died in 1981.

She had been a member of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church on St. Paul Street.

No services were set.

She is survived by a daughter, Ina S. Loveitt of Venice; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Ruth H. Patterson, 92, homemaker, gardener

Ruth H. Patterson, a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and caring for her grandchildren, died Friday from complications of pneumonia at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 92.

For more than 60 years, she was a resident of Hoes Heights, a community between Hampden and Roland Park, where she tended her vegetable garden and looked after her family.

"She was a jovial person with a great big laugh," said granddaughter Robin Patterson Quarles of Owings Mills. "She loved her grandkids and liked listening to gospel and inspirational music. She also was known for her roast lamb and corn pudding."

The former Ruth Harris was born and raised in a home on Druid Hill Avenue in West Baltimore with entertainer Cab Calloway, a maternal cousin. She graduated from city parochial schools.

In the 1920s, she married Claude Henry Patterson Sr., a former chef at Greenspring Inn and Park Plaza Hotel, who died in 1974.

She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, 525 N. Caroline St.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Home, 5151 Baltimore National Pike.

She is also survived by two sons, Claude H. Patterson Jr. of Baltimore and Charles Patterson of Pikesville; a daughter, Gail Patterson Bayton-kidd of Baltimore; nine other grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 7/28/99

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