HEDGE, Richard Gene Sr.

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Richard Gene Hedge, Sr., 55, passed away Wednesday morning, July 26, 2006 at his home in Pulaski after battling pancreatic cancer for two years. He was born in Radford on January 4, 1951 and was the son of the late Irvin Hedge and Ruby Dickerson Hedge. He was also preceded in death by four brothers Cecil, Dan, Alvin and Jeff Hedge and by a sister, Hilda Hedge Brown.

Mr. Hedge was an employee of Volvo Trucking.

Surviving are: his wife of 31 years, Patsy Wright Hedge, Pulaski; daughter, Tammie Smith, Pulaski; son, Richard Gene Hedge, Jr., Pulaski; sisters, Helen Biggs, Pulaski, Mable McPeak; Snowville; brothers, Frank Hedge, Pulaski, Jesse Hedge, Radford; granddaughters, Autumn DeHart, Pulaski, Randi Jean Smith, Pulaski; great-grandson, Jacob Allen DeHart, Pulaski.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bruce Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in the Thornspring Cemetery. Visiting will be Saturday evening at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m.

The family would like to thank everyone that was there for them and to bless each and everyone.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.