Obituaries for Fri., Dec. 21, 2012

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 21, 2012


Harold Hudson, 59, of Andalusia, departed this life Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, at Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp.

Graveside services will be held from Wise Mill Assembly of God Church Cemetery on

Fri., Dec. 21, at 3 p.m., with Rev. the Tommy Green officiating and burial immediately following. Visitation will be at Hayes Funeral Home beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Hudson; son, Christopher Harold Hudson; daughter, Tammymae Michele Hudson, all of Andalusia; sisters, Jewel McKinney of Opp, Catherine Sharp of Montgomery, Pastine Henderson of Enterprise and Jean Crawley of Elba; brother, Robert Hudson, also of Elba;; mother-in-law, Jessie Braxton of Lenox, Ga.; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hasten Hudson; mother, Lilliemae Hudson; son, Joseph Scott Marino Hudson; three sisters, and one brother.

Hayes Funeral Home of Elba is in charge of arrangements.



William Edward “Ed” Turner, 95, of Andalusia, passed away on Sat., Dec. 15, 2012, following a brief illness.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Vivian; daughter, Martha Turner Terry (Frank); son, William Terry Turner (Carolyn); grandchildren, William Grant Terry (Holly Margaret) of Mexico Beach, Fla., Amy Turner and Carrie Thomasson (Clay); niece, Mary Jo Littlefield (Ward); nephew, Bill Turner Hensley (Fran), both of Martinsville, Va.; and extended family, Jerry Williamson and Mike Holloway.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Posey and Martha Burgess Turner; sisters, Mary Turner Lacy, Elizabeth Turner Hensley, and his twin, Emily Turner, all of Martinsville, Va.

He was born June 21, 1917, in Henry County, Va. Upon completing his education, he joined the Army Air Force in 1942 and was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base prior to his discharge in 1946. He retired after 28 years with General Telephone and 10 years as manager of the city utilities department.

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club until his retirement. He was a founding member and volunteer with the Andalusia Rescue Squad for 30 years. He served as a trustee on the board of Alabama Electric Cooperative and was active in numerous other civic and charitable organizations.

He will be remembered as a loving, compassionate, kind and giving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

As was his desire to always be of assistance to others, he continues to give through the donation of his body to medical science.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.