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Linwood Gray Hudson, 76

Passed Away: 08/01/2012

Linwood Gray Hudson, age 76, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, August 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Lt. Matt Cunningham and Major Jim Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 3 – 5 and 6 – 8 pm at the funeral home.

Mr. Hudson was born August 6, 1935 in South Hill, Virginia to the late Dabney Hudson and Gracie Crafton Hudson. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and retired from A & P Grocery Store as the Store Manager for 47 years. Linwood was also employed with Best Buy Quality Foods for 7 years and J & J Foods for 6 years. He attended Salvation Army Church and was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Hudson is survived by his wife of 57 years, Cynthia “Granny” Hudson of Gainesville, daughter & son-in-law, Brenda & Tommy Nix of Chestnut Mountain, grandson & wife, Matthew & Kim Nix of Gainesville, grandson, Caleb Nix, granddaughter & husband, Ginny & Alan Gonzalez of Chestnut Mountain, great-grandchildren, Taylor Nix, Ethan Wood, Chase Nix, Riley Nix, Kate Gonzalez and Jonathan Gonzalez, sisters, Florence Sparkman of Richmond, Virginia and Goldie McCarty of Knoxville, Tennessee and brothers, Horace Hudson of San Diego, California and Willard McNeely of Richmond, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Salvation Army, 681 Dorsey Street, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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