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Posted: October 10, 2009 11:41 a.m.

Charles Boyd Hudson

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

Charles Boyd Hudson, age 90, died on October 9, 2009. He was born in Conyers, Georgia, on July 16th, 1919, to Glenn and Mattie Kathleen (Ellington) Hudson. He is survived by sons Felton Hudson (Jennifer Piper Hudson), Stone Mountain, Georgia, and Dr. Glenn Hudson (Mary Lee Brown Hudson), Tuscumbia, Alabama and daughters Linda Hudson Cherry (Dr. Kenneth Cherry), Springfield, Tennessee, Carole Hudson Sweetnam (Colonel George “Jay” Sweetnam), Temecula, California, and Angela Hudson Hedgepath (Charles Hedgepath), Greenville, South Carolina. He has three grandsons, Dr. Jason Cherry, Jeremy Cherry, Esq., and Spencer Hudson, and four great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were sisters Mollie Hudson Hampton and Louise Hudson Johnson. He also leaves behind a special friend, Ms. Lillie Mae Hanson. Mr. Hudson served in the Pacific theatre during 1944-1945 while he was attached to the 7th division, 32nd infantry regiment and received an honorable discharge in 1946. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Service medal with bronze star. After World War II, he returned to civilian life in the industrial complex where he excelled in mechanical fields for more than 30 years in several positions and companies. He retired from Hercules, Inc. and turned the remainder of his attention to family genealogy and the identification and restoration of abandoned and neglected cemeteries. He enjoyed gardening, working with his hands on many projects, and hearing about his children and grandchildren in their pursuit in life. He attended various churches in the Oxford and Conyers areas, and was generally of the Baptist faith. Although he held high expectations and standards of others around him, he wanted the best for his family and friends. He was extraordinarily talented, disciplined, and mentally focused. May he now rest for all time in the kingdom of God. Funeral Services for Mr. Hudson will be held Sunday, October 11, 2009, 2 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Rd., in Covington, with interment following in Covington City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in honor of soldiers wounded from service in Iraq and Afghanistan, to Azalea Charities Aid for Wounded Soldiers (AWS), PO Box 579, Dumfries, Virginia 22026.
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