John Melvin Hudson

June 23, 1936May 16, 2014
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John Melvin Hudson, 77, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. A Celebration of his Life will be held at 2:00 PM Monday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Entombment will be in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Rev. Paul Melton will officiate. The family will greet friends beginning at 1:00 PM Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 4493 Houston Avenue, Macon, GA 31206 or the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201.

Mr. Hudson was born in Macon, Georgia the son of the late Althea Byars Lyles and John Lyles and raised by his aunt and uncle, Mary Byars and Nick Hudson. He retired after 28 years as a Senior Chief Electronics Technician from the United States Navy. Mr. Hudson was of the Baptist Faith.

Mr. Hudson is survived by his wife, Gwen Coleman Hudson of Byron; sons, Timothy Andrew Hudson of Hollywood, MD, Greg Hudson (Gina) of Byron, and Jeffrey Marc Hudson (Debbie) of Hollywood, MD; seven grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

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Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, May 19, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, May 19, 2014

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Fay Knight

May 20, 2014

Gwen & Family,
Don't know if you remember me, but I and my late husband Dorsey were friends & neighbors of your parents on Essex Rd. when your boys were little and we met you then. Jeff was my little buddy. I was so sorry to read of Melvin's passing and want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Amanda Thiel

May 19, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy for the Hudson family. Thinking of you all.

Celia Martin

May 19, 2014

So very sorry to hear of your loss, Miss Gwen. Please know you are in my prayers and consider yourself hugged!

Amanda Pilcher

May 19, 2014

I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Hudson. He was by far one of the sweetest men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and knowing. I remember I told him how much I liked his "Cancer Sucks" button he & his wife were wearing on his hat the last time I seen him and he gave it to me. I wear it everyday at work. He will be greatly missed. My prayers are with the family.

May 19, 2014

Greg, I am sorry for the loss of your Dad. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything that you or your family need.

Richard Hiott (McDonough. Ga)

Susan Barker

May 19, 2014

I was
so sorry to hear about John passing. My deepest sympathy to Greg, Gina, Gwen and your extended family during this difficult time. He was such a nice man and you all were so blessed to have him as your dad, husband, uncle and friend. You are in my prayers.

Ray Gurganiods

May 19, 2014

May it comfort you to know that others care and may you find new hope and peace in the days ahead.Ray and Arleen

Kim Gordon

May 19, 2014

Gwen, Greg, Gina & Family,
Our Lord Savior must have needed a new Angel and his name was John. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, God Bless!
Kim & Ed Gordon

Danielle Guy

May 18, 2014

Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers. Nonno was such a sweet man, a great role model and grandfather. His memory will live on.

Karyn Hudson

May 18, 2014

Everyone is in my constant thoughts and prayers. John was a wonderful loving person. He fought a good fight for so long. May God grant him eternal rest and grant the ones left behind peace, He will be missed greatly "Go rest high on that mountain"