We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home - Unadilla
Alice W. Hudson, age 74, of 10970 Highway 230 West, Unadilla died Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Autumn Lane Health and Rehab in Gray, Georgia, following a lengthy, courageous and graceful battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Born and raised in Dooly County’s third district, she was the daughter of the late Lorin Shipp Williams and Evelyn Shurley Williams and was preceded in death by her brothers, Dennis Williams and Emory Williams. After graduating from Unadilla High School in 1966, Alice completed her degree at South Georgia Technical and Vocational School and became a state licensed master cosmetologist.
It was in the eighth grade where she met the love of her life, Terrell Hudson, who some years later became her loving and devoted husband on December 17, 1966. Together in Dooly County’s Snow Springs community, they established a home and started a life-long farming operation. In 1971 they welcomed their first daughter, Leigh Ann into the world and two years later in 1973, Sara Catherine came along. Her girls grew up, married and expanded the family with four grandchildren, three great grandchildren … and counting.
Alice lived to hold many titles in her life – daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, devoted friend and neighbor. Being called Mimi was probably one of her greatest joys in life, but she enjoyed many other things too, like traveling with Terrell and spoiling her dogs Nugie, Pete, Jake and then Cookie. Her kitchen was the heart of her home. She kept her pantry stocked; family, guests and strangers alike were well-fed, often on a moment’s notice. And everyone, no matter their lot, got the same incredibly large dose of southern hospitality served to them from the moment they walked in the door to the moment they left, most likely with a full belly. Alice and her girls would haul homemade meals to the field to feed her husband and farm crews, so they wouldn’t have to stop planting or harvesting any longer than necessary. Her laugh was infectious and could light up a room. She was feisty and sassy – with a few dear souls always nearby who loved to get her going. Always ready for a good shopping trip, Alice enjoyed finding the latest fashions and accessories. Quick to make friends until the end, she will be missed by so many for a very long time.
Survivors include husband, Terrell; daughters Leigh Ann (Eddie) Green of Unadilla and Sara (Keith “Peanut”) Waters of Hazlehurst; brother Curtis (Grace) Williams of Cochran; grandchildren Abbey (Heath) Patterson, Blake Green, Kenlie (Michael) Sharpe, Treyton Waters; and great grandchildren Stetson Lewis, Audrie Sharpe and Anna Lynn Patterson. A host of other nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, June 25 in First Baptist Church of Unadilla. A private interment will be in Snow Cemetery. Leigh Ann and Sara invite the ladies to join them in wearing their pearls to honor their mother.
Pallbearers will be John Bryant, Daniel Busby, Wade Green, Clegg Griggs, Shea Newman, Jeff Reed and Del Sutton.
The family invites anyone who wishes to drop by their home anytime during the day on Friday, June 24 to visit with them. You may park on Highway 230 or you may enter the residence using the driveway on the west side and exit using the driveway on the east side.
Rather than sending flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Affinis Hospice, 300 West Clinton Street, Gray, Georgia 31032, First Baptist Church, 911 Cherry Street, Unadilla, Georgia 31091 or Snow Cemetery Fund, PO Box 510, Unadilla, Georgia 31091.
Alice’s family expresses a special thank you to all the wonderful staff at Autumn Lane and Affinis Hospice for the kindness, loving care and friendship given so freely to Alice and Terrell.
Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Unadilla has charge of arrangements.