Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Autumn of our lives, And another leaf falls

Arthur Lee Hudson, Jr. 


Mr. Arthur Lee Hudson, age 89, of Yadkinville, passed away on Monday February 17, 2020.
Mr. Hudson was born on March 11, 1930 in Stanly County to the late Arthur Hudson and Lottie Austin Hudson.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife Edna Hudson.
After proudly serving his country for 25 years, he retired from the United States Air Force.
Those left to cherish his memory are one son Allan (Tammie) Hudson of Albemarle; three daughters Janine (Allen) Carpenter of Van Alstyne, TX, Aileen Hudson and Korine Hudson of Albemarle; one brother Jimmy Hudson of Albemarle; two sisters Alice Plyer of Gold Hill and Linda Morris of Millingport; one grand-daughter Kayla Hudson Fraley; and two great grandchildren, Felicity Fraley and Asher Collier. 
A funeral service for Mr. Hudson will be held on Friday February 21, 2020 at 2pm at Huff Funeral Home with the Pastor Dennis Ammons officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Forbush Friends Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the wounded warrior project.
- 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. 
Arthur Lee Hudson, Sr. was born on November 26, 1899, near Norwood, NC and died September 3, 1968, in Albemarle, NC. He was the son of Henry Marshall Hudson and Sallie West Hudson. He married in 1924 to Lottie Lucille Austin, daughter of Robert Lee Austin and Mary Alice Miller Austin.

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.

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