Edwin Hudson, Wreck Victim, Succumbs Here
Edwin Goodman Hudson, 53, of 305 South Jarrott Street, died at McLeod Infirmary yesterday afternoon of injuries he received in an automobile accident near Lake City February 8.
Mr. Hudson was a resident of Florence for the past 31 years. He was a native of New Zion, Clarendon County. He worked for the Home Furniture Company for the past 21? years and was a salesman and route superintendent at the time of his death.
Surviving are his widow; two sons, Earl and Walter A Hudson, Mrs. Jim Williams, Florence, and Mrs. D R McLeod, Sumter; three brothers, James C, W K, and O D (Jack) Hudson, all of Florence.
Funeral services will be be conducted tomorrow afternoon a1 o'cl Home. [sic] Officiating will be Dr. E E Colvin, pastor of Emanuel Baptist Church. Burial will be made in Mount Hope Cemetery.
His actual obituary was in the next day's paper:
Florence Morning News, Sat. Mar. 7, 1953, page 7, column 6:
Deaths and Funerals
Edwin G Hudson
Funeral services for Edwin Goodman Hudson, 53, of 305 South Jarrott Street, who died suddenly in a local hospital Thursday afternoon as a result of an automobile accident near Lake City February 8, will be conducted this afternoon at 3 o'clock at Waters Funeral Home by Dr. E. E. Colvin, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, and the Rev. A. C. Parker, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Hudson was the son of the late Ashby Orr and Lou Dennis Hudson of Sardis and New Zion. He was born at New Zion, Clarendon County, March 23, 1900, and had been a resident of Florence for the past 31 years. At the time of his death Mr. Hudson was a salesman and route superintendent for the Home Furniture Company of this city. He had held a position with this firm for 24 years and with the Jones Furniture Company for three years.
Serving as active pallbearers will be M.L. Love, J.E. Hutto, B.W. Horne, Madison Rainwater, W.E. Jeffords and W.C. Poston.
His Death Certificate has him listed as Edward, but all other records, including Censuses, list him as Edwin.
South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1955
Name: Edward Goodman Hudson
Death Date: 5 Mar 1953
Age at Death: 52
Born: 23 Mar 1900
County of Death: Florence
Certificate Number: 006149
Transcribed by Teresa McVeigh 14 October 2009
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