Graveside services for Mrs. Annie Lois Hudgens Monroe, 97, of Alba, were held on July 18 at Enon Cemetery. Bro. Byron George officiated.
Mrs. Monroe died on July 15, 2020, in Mineola. She was born on January 19, 1923, in Dallas, to Robert Louis and Bertha Alma Harman Hudgens. Annie worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” during WWII for Rockwell Collins Radio. She lived in Wood County for the last 19 years where she was a member of Bright Star Baptist Church.
Mrs. Monroe is survived by her brother, Kenneth Hudgens; 10 grandchildren, Danny Wilson, David Wilson, Billy Chase, Vonda Nicholson, Shelva Curts, Gloria Brown, Terri Monroe, Scott Monroe, Glen Schwab and Trey Schwab; 27 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oscar Vernon Monroe; children, Gary Travis Monroe, Linda Chase and Arlene Schwab; two grandsons, Gary Travis “Bubba” Monroe and Mark Schwab; five sisters; and four brothers.
Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home of Alba.