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William “Bill” Hudson

William “Bill” Hudson, 73, of the Hendon community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 17, 2014. He was a loving Christian man of the Baptist faith who loved the Lord, his family, and country with everything he was.

Bill was preceded in death by parents Grover and Allie Hudson; and brothers, Leroy and Johnny Hudson.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Lorraine Hudson, children, Sherry (Ronnie) Krupp, Troy (Bonnie) Hudson, and Warner (Mark) Simmons; six grandchildren, Kira (Lamar) Hughes, Gracee, Rainee and Hudson Simmons, and Ruby and Ellie Hudson; one great-granddaughter, Aaliyah Hughes; sisters, Mable Hudson, Patsy (Winfred) Brown, and Mary (Billy Joe) Neal; brothers, Bobby (Buelah) Hudson, and Charles (Olena) Hudson; many nieces and nephews ; and great-nieces and nephews.

Services were held January 20 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mark Harwood and Bobby Hudson officiating. Burial was in Brayton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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