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 Ravelle W. <I>Wilemon</I> Hudson

Ravelle W. Wilemon Hudson

Birth
Tishomingo County, Mississippi, USA
Death 15 Jan 2017 (aged 101)
Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Burial Decatur, Meigs County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 175481544 · View Source
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Daily Post Athenian
January 19, 2017

It is with tremendous sadness that the family of Ravelle W. (McKenzie) Hudson, age 101, announces the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at her residence at Pineview Assisted Living at North Pointe Woods.

Ravelle was born Nov. 11, 1915, in Tishomingo, Miss., the daughter of James C. Wilemon and Roxie (McWharter) Wilemon.

She worked in the packing plant for the Kellogg Cereal Company in Battle Creek, Mich., for 27 years until her retirement in 1977.

She first married Frederick McKenzie; however, he died in August 1967. She then married Lloyd Hudson on Feb. 16, 1974; however, he died on May 16, 1995.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Crandal of Battle Creek, Mich., and Norma Kay Davidson of Ceresco, Mich.; five grandchildren, Nick (Carrie) Davidson and Jimmie (Angela) Davidson, both of Callahan, Fla., Shane Snyder of Augusta, Mich., Scott Snyder of Richmond Hill, Ga., and Cassandra Davidson of Jacksonville, Fla.; five great-grandchildren, Shane Frank Snyder of Battle Creek, Mich., Keith Davidson of Jacksonville, Fla., Kyle Davidson of the U.S. Air Force, Payton Davidson of Callahan, Fla., and Austyn Peters of Callahan, Fla.; her stepdaughter, Jacqueline "Jackie" (Gary) Kuczynski of Green Bay, Wis.; two stepsons, Robert Hudson of Green Bay, Wis., and Walter Hudson of Iron Mountain, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews in Battle Creek and Mississippi.

She came to Battle Creek in 1934 from Tishomingo, Miss. She graduated from Tishomingo High School in 1934 and was a star basketball player in school. She was a member of the Kellogg 25-Year Club. During the 1980s and 1990s, she had wintered in Ocoee, Fla.

She enjoyed working in her garden, being in the out-of-doors, crocheting, canning in the fall, and going to antique shows and garage sales. She always looked forward to her lunchtime visits with her daughters at North Pointe Woods. She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Fred McKenzie (August 1967) and Lloyd Hudson (May 16, 1995); her five brothers, Silas Wilemon (1944), Elton Wilemon (1980), Price Wilemon (1989), Tom Wilemon and Lynton Wilemon; her five sisters, Letra Dean (1983), Lucy Eaton (1979), Ione Knowles (1997), Alma Cunningham and Liza Rushings; and her son-in-law, Frederick "Fred" Crandal (Dec. 22, 2016).

Visitation was held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Wednesday, Jan. 18, where the family was present from 5 until 8 p.m.

Graveside services will be held at Decatur Cemetery in Decatur, Tenn., on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Decatur Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

Bachman Hebble Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Bowers Funeral Home of Decatur is in charge of local arrangements.




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  • Maintained by: Glenda Rowland
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  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175481544
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ravelle W. Wilemon Hudson (11 Nov 1915–15 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175481544, citing Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Meigs County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Glenda Rowland (contributor 47074600) .