James Robert Hudson

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James Robert “Jimmy” Hudson, 79, of Salitpa, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 at SAAD Hospice in Mobile. He was born in Clarke County on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1942 to Willard Hudson and Bertha Motes Hudson. He retired as Superintendent of Operations in 2019 after a 49 and one-half year career with Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation (CWEMC). A member of the H. Clay Armstrong Masonic Lodge, he was also a member of River Hill Baptist Church and a cattle farmer. He loved tending his farm, traveling, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ray Hudson.

He is survived by his wife Judy Hudson; children, Heather Hudson (Rick) Godwin and James Brandon (Heather) Hudson; grandchildren, Caitlyn Godwin, Chloe Godwin, Haley Hudson and Andrew Hudson; siblings, Harold (Dorothy) Hudson, Willodean (James) Foster, Billy Hudson and Bertha (Jr.) Carpenter; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, at River Hill Baptist Church in Jackson, with the Revs. Scott Myers and Wilton Bennett officiating. Visitation began 1 p.m. Interment followed the service in the church cemetery with Lathan Funeral Home directing.

Pallbearers were Tony Beck, Tim Carpenter, Jeremy Hudson, Zach Keith, Ralph Rogers and Richard Wagner.

Honorary pallbearers included Donald Chancey, Glen Chancey, Rodney Chancey, Daryl Chapman, Canaan Hare, Mac Henley, Leroy Mitchell and Robert Overstreet.

Condolences to the family may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.

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