MOUNT HOLLY - Leta E. (Davis) Hudgings, 77, passed away peacefully in her sleep with her husband by her side at 5:40 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at her home in Mount Holly. She was born on April 27, 1939, in Ludlow, the daughter of Col. Ellsworth C. and Dorothy (Ripley) Davis, who predeceased her. Leta graduated from Cape Central High School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in 1957 and on Dec. 9, 1957, from the Cape Girardeau School of Beauty Culture Inc. with a degree in cosmetology. She married Clay T. Hudgings on Oct. 18, 1962, in Logansport, Indiana, where they lived for many years before returning to Vermont in 1988. Leta was formerly employed at the Clark's IGA Store in Ludlow as the lead cashier prior to her retirement in 1997. She also had been employed at Libson Shops of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Walden's Book Store and the Basket Shop in Logansport, Indiana. Survivors include her husband, Clay, of Mount Holly; a daughter, Dawn (Hudgings) Tyrrell and her husband, Michael, of Proctorsville; a son, Mark H. Hudgings, of Cabot, Arkansas; five grandchildren Kyle Tyrell and Catie Tyrell, both of Proctorsville, Jasmine Hudgings, Justin Hudgings and Joshua Hudgings, all of Cabot, Arkansas; a sister, Sue (Davis) Bragg and her husband, Sonny, of Ludlow; a brother, Ellsworth "Sonny" Davis and his wife, Pat, of San Antonio, Texas; also by several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at 11 a.m., at the Church of Annunciation in Ludlow. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Arrangements are by the Aldous Funeral Home in Rutland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Cancer Center, at D-H/Geisel Office of Development, 1 Medical Center Drive, HB 7070, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001.