THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Bobby J. Hudson, 63, of Washington Road, entered into rest September 23, 2001, at Doctors Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Frances Edwards Hudson. He was the son of the late Earl Elmer Hudson and the late Pansy Geter Hudson. Mr. Hudson was a lifelong resident of Thomson. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, the Georgia Cattlemens Association, Georgia Sheriffs Association, Georgia Motor Trucks Association and the McDuffie County Chamber of Commerce. The family said he was a very devoted family man and he was very generous to all of his employees, to his church and to his community. Bobbys hobby was "hard work" and he left his signature on every piece of property that he cleaned up and beautified. Nothing brought him any more joy. Survivors include his wife, Frances Edwards Hudson; one son and daughter- in-law, Robert "Rob" J. and Toni A. Hudson of Thomson; one daughter and son- in-law, Debbie H. and Joe Pretzello of Thomson; three brothers, Billy Hudson, Earl Hudson Jr. and Ronnie Hudson, all of Thomson; four grandchildren, Summer Pretzello, Heather Pretzello, Robbie Hudson, Autumn Hudson; one stepgrandchild, Haley Drew Griffin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Clarence Baston officiating. Interment will follow in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Buddy Russell, Mike Newsome, Ike Galbreath, George Rutkowski, Rev. Tim Ferrell, Mike McCombs, Douglas Pentacost and Buzzy Dent. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Bobby J. Hudson Trucking Inc. Memorials may be made to Penfield Christian Home, 1061 Mercer Circle, Union Point, Georgia 30669, Pine Grove Baptist Church Youth Program, 3041 Lincolnton Road, Thomson, Georgia 30824, First United Methodist Church Youth Program, 353 Main Street, Thomson, Georgia 30824. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 Tuesday at the funeral home. Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, Thomson, GA.; 706-595-4100.
The Augusta Chronicle-September 25, 2001