Charles Owen Hudson

Published 10:33 am Monday, April 23, 2012

Charles Owen Hudson


Charles Owen Hudson, age 82, of Helena passed away April 21, 2012. Mr. Hudson is survived by his wife of 61 years, Emma Gean Hudson; son, C.A. “Tony” Hudson (Brenda); daughter, Wanda Bowden (James); grandchildren, Nick Hudson, Christy Little (John), Rachel Hudson, John Hudson, Jacob Hudson (Brittany) and Jennifer Chappell; great-grandson, Landon Hudson; and sisters, Donna Barksdale and Madeline Shanks of Athens. Numerous nephews and nieces also survive him.

Mr. Hudson was predeceased by his parents, Terry and Lillie Mae Hudson; brothers, J.T. Hudson and Billy Joe Hudson, all of Limestone County; sister, Wilma Faye Plemons of Columbus, Ga.

Mr. Hudson was born and raised on farms in Limestone County. After serving in the U.S. Army, Mr. Hudson settled his family in the Birmingham area where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for H.N. Donahoo Contracting Company for 40 years. After retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Hudson lived and enjoyed life in the Nantahala Mountains near Franklin, N.C. Upon relocating back to Alabama, Mr. Hudson became active in the Helena Church of Christ. Visitation was on Monday, April 23, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Services was held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with burial at 11:45 a.m. at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo.