J.B. Hudson

j.b. hudson
J.B. Hudson, 78, of Fletcher, died Friday, February 1, 2008, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Henderson County, he had been a resident of Fletcher most of his life and was a son of the late Ben and Bell Shipman Hudson. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He retired from Southern Concrete Materials in 1991. He was a veteran of the US Army and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Willie Mae West Hudson; one son, Ray Hudson and his wife, Melva, of Arden; three granddaughters, Kesha Hudson of Horse Shoe, Chelsey Robinson of Marion and Megan Robinson of Savannah, GA; one great-granddaughter, Kadin Robinson of Marion. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and cousins. Services will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 4, 2008 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Cecil Robinson, Greg Bell and David Crymble officiating. Interment will follow at Boiling Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Fletcher. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 PM on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The family wishes to express appreciation to Elizabeth House for their excellent care.

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  1. Ray and Willa Mae,
    My prayers are with the family. I knew you guys all my life basically, and you meant a lot to me and my mom. God Bless.

    Kim Cairnes Jones(steve and kathy’s daughter)

  2. Ray,I am so sorry to here the lost of your dad. I wish that I could have need thre for you.Ray just keep your head up and beleive in god. We all well see him again soon

  3. Willie Mae, Ray & Family,

    We are deeply sorry to hear about J.B’s passing. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,

  4. Willie Mae and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless You. Geraldine (Fred and Flossies daughter)

  5. Willie Mae and Ray,
    We are so sorry for your loss, but we know that it is heaven’s gain. JB is in a better place that we will all be soon!
    Love, Randall, Tammy, Jordan, and Cainan West

  6. Willie Mae and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of JB, but happy for him to be in Heaven now awaiting the rest of the family. Please know that you are in all our prayers and if there is anything that I can do to help you thru this difficult time just call Cricket and he can get in touch with me. God bless you all.
    Lois Shipman Wynn
    Fred and Flossie Shipman’s daughter

  7. Willa Mae,
    My thought and prayers are with you now. You and JB have always been very special to me. I love you both.

    Rebecca Robinson Ledbetter

  8. Ray,
    Losing a parent is not an easy thing to bear. I know there is comfort in the fact that he is no longer suffering. My deepest sympathies to you, your mother, and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  9. Dearest Willie Mae, We just found out about JB Sunday. We are living in Shelby now where my middle daugher lives. We don’t hear too much from home folk but we wanted to let you know we love you and you will be in our prayers.

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