RANLO - Steven Joel "Jody" Hudson, 56, passed away Feb. 14, 2013 at his home.
He was born Dec. 10, 1956 in Gaston County, the son of the late Zeb Carl and Bertha Waters Hudson.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ranlo Baptist Church, officiated by the Revs. Matt Thomas and Jeff Gilfillan. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Service – South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia; and other times at the home of Ronnie Hudson, 48 Rex Ave. Ranlo.
Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont. Honorable pallbearers will be the Ranlo Baptist Men's Sunday School Class.
Mr. Hudson was a member of Ranlo Baptist Church and stood strong in his faith until the Lord took him home. He worked at Rex Mills and Pharr Yarns for almost 41 years.
The family would like to express sincere appreciation to his sister-in-law and caregiver Marion Hudson for her dedication, and to Hospice of Gaston County.
He is survived by his sons and spouses, Thomas (Apryl) Smith, Adam, Aaron, Andrew Hudson; daughter, Jennifer Hudson; sisters and spouses, Sarah Arlt, Dinky Blalock, Linda Gunther, Teri (Teddy) Owens; brothers and spouses, Bo (Janet) Hudson, Michael (Betty) Hudson, Ronnie (Teresa) Hudson; grandchildren, Kobe, Isaac, Jaala, NeKayla, Allyson, Hayleigh and Braelynn; his faithful dogs, Jackie and Abigail; his prize rooster, Kevin; numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Charles Hudson; sisters, Susie Hall, Elaine Downing and Johnnie Mae Owens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ranlo Baptist Church, 1517 Spencer Mountain Road, Gastonia, NC 28054; or Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984 Gastonia, NC 28054.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at www.greenefuneral.com.