June 24, 1916 ~ March 27, 2013

Born in: Henderson Co., NC,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden – Annie Mae Praytor Hudson, 96, of Old Shoals Road, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Camie Mahaffey Praytor and wife of the late Rev. John Howard Hudson. She also was preceded in death by five children, Mary Sue McMinn, Robbie Ball and David, Woodfin and John Hudson as well as seven brothers and four sisters. She was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church and a retired thirty-five year employee of Lutheridge. She is survived by seven children, Jetta Hill (Carl), of Winston Salem, Evelyn Davis, Judy Jackson (Harry), both of Arden, Danny Hudson (JoAnn) of Hendersonville, Ray Hudson (Virginia), Odell Hudson (Lois) and Jackie Hudson all of Arden. She is also survived by a brother, Paul Praytor (Margaret) of Asheville, twenty-one grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren and twenty-seven great great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Friday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Taylor. Interment will follow in Shepherd Memorial Park and the family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Granny Hudson you will be missed by so many! My Dad thought the world of you and what a wonderful reunion you must have had yesterday when entered the gates! I love you!

  2. what a wonderful aunt, I will always remember her beautiful smile.My heart goes out to each of you.I am so sorry for your loss. I remember,very well her never, faltering faith,I smile when I think of her spending this Easter with her lord and savior,family,and friends. May God bless each of you.

  3. I know she is alot better off now, & will really be missed. My thoughts & prayers are with each of you. God will give you each the strength to make it through, just trust & believe in Him.
    God Bless You

  4. Sorry we cant be there with the family at this time but know that we love you all very much and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Another angel is carried home to be with Lord.

  5. To all of the family, your in my thoughts and prayers, Granny will be missed by so many and I was so blessed to have her as my Granny, love to everyone

  6. We remember Annie Mae fondly at Lutheridge. She made us feel welcome when we arrived in 1994 with three small children to be the program directors here. Her loving smile and warm hospitality are surely signs of God’s coming Kingdom. We give thanks for her life and witness. Pastor Mary & Pastor Tim CK

  7. Dear Judy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry I couldn’t be there, but you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Lynn Praytor Crossman


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