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Tuesday June 8th, 2021
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Jimmy "Buddy" Hudson

Jimmy McBride “Buddy” Hudson





Jimmy McBride “Buddy” Hudson, 86, of Laurens and husband of the late Emmie Nabors Hudson passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, at Martha Franks Retirement Community.


Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late E.K. and Nellie Burley Hudson. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Hudson retired from the Laurens Police Department and also Michelin Research. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Laurens, the Kyzar Sunday School Class and where he served as class treasurer and was active with CWAs where he served as a driver to many events. A Mason, Mr. Hudson was also a former member of the Martha Franks Singers.


He is survived by: a daughter, Lynda Hudson Workman (Steve) of Clinton; grandchildren, Brady Cox and Kayli Smith (Timbo); great grandchildren, Taylor Jacks, Riley Jacks and Emmie Smith; sisters-in-law, Lena Hudson and Mary Joyce Hudson; and special friends, Lois Revis and Peter Moon.


In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Jane Hudson Jacks; grandson, Kyle Jacks; sisters, Viola Ivey, Elizabeth “Lib” Riddle, Thelma Hardy and Mary Ann Neal; and brothers, E.K. Hudson, Jr., Tracy Hudson and Tom Hudson.


Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Laurens conducted by Rev. Tommy Cox and Rev. Adair Rogers with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Military Honors.


The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.


The family will be at Buddy’s home.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 300 West Main, Laurens, SC 29360 or to Laurens Memorial Home, 3744 Torrington Road, Laurens, SC 29360.


Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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I have not seen Buddy in several years but always enjoyed the times we did get to visit. He and Emma were always so kind to my Mama. He will be greatly missed.

Nancy Stroble Jun 15 2021 12:00 AM

Lynda and family, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Gary & Gina Foster Jun 7 2021 12:00 AM

A fine officer and gentleman. Rest In Peace Buddy

Keith Barrett Jun 6 2021 12:00 AM

Godspeed Buddy, you were always a pleasure to be around and a top notch person.. Lynda, Brady,Kayli, sorry for your loss ,i know how much he will be missed.

Tony Cox Jun 6 2021 12:00 AM

Lynda, sorry to hear about the passing of your father. A father, veteran and law enforcement officer, he certainly made a contribution to all. Take care in this sad time and know that nothing can take memories from us if we store them in our hearts.

David "Wayne" Knight Jun 6 2021 12:00 AM

buddy was a good policeman..great to all

jennifer rhodes Jun 6 2021 12:00 AM

Lynda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you peace during this time.

Sandra Laws Jun 6 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I remember Buddy and Emmy. both from the fun times we had with the Piedmont Promenaders. Certainly enjoyed our "yellow rocks" and all the many moves we.had. loved them both. My condolences and prayers at this time of your loss.
LeJune Setzer Cantrell

LeJune Cantrell Jun 6 2021 12:00 AM

One of the first people I learned when I came to Laurens in '72. Down thru the years we have always been friends. I am sadden that he is no longer with us but rejoice that he has moved to that glorious home awaiting Christians. May God's comfort sustain you in the days ahead.

Charles Metz Jun 6 2021 12:00 AM

Lynda and family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Buddy was a good neighbor and a good friend of Jimmy and me. He truly will be missed...With my deepest sympathy and love, Myrna

Myrna Quinton Jun 6 2021 12:00 AM

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