|Arthur Lee Hudson, Jr.|
Obituary- Obituary from Huff Funeral Home, East Bend, North Carolina.
Arthur Lee Hudson was born nearly 90 years ago just south of Badin, North Carolina in the shadow of the Uwharrie Mountains and the range which bordered the west side of the Pee Dee River. His father, Arthur Lee Hudson, was a farmer and owned a large tract that ran from Highway 740 to Morrown Mountain Road. A. L. as he was known was career Air Force. He first married a Canandian, Helen Mandy, from Langley, British Columbia. Her parents, Iwan Mandiburr (Anglicized to William Mandy) and Nellie Kendrat, were immigrants from the Ukraine. A. L. and Helen raised their 4 children all over the world, Korea, Japan, New Mexico, Hawaii and Colorado were a few of the places. Son Allan was born on Guam. He provided the only grandchild, a daughter, Kayla, who has 2 children of her own now. A. L. and Helen divorced and both remarried. Helen is still living. His second wife, Edna, preceded him in death.
|Arthur Lee Hudson, Sr.|
The couple would raise their two sons and two daughters in the shadow of Morrow Mountain and it's siblings along the Mountain Creek Valley. Arthur Lee Jr. was the first born in 1930, Alice in 1935, Jimmy in 1940 and Linda in 1943.
Henry Marshall Hudson was the son of James Hudson and Mary Adeline Carpenter and the grandson of Elijah S. Hudson and Camilla C. Lee. Elijah Hudson was one of the sons of Old Joshua Hudson of Ugly Creek near Norwood, NC who lived nearly 100 years and had over 20 children by three wives.
His wife Sallie West was the daughter of Charles West and granddaughter of Hampton RhodesWest. Her family leads back to the Wests of Anson County, NC.
A. L.'s legacy is left to my grandchildren in lineage only. He left a lifetime of painful memories to his children, met his only granddaugher a handful of times, and never met either of his very young great grandchildren. Totally opposite of his own father, Arthur Lee Hudson, Sr. who, from all accounts was a warm, salt of the earth farmer, who loved his family immensly and left wonderful memories in the minds of his grandchildren. Thus is the course of families.