‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees

Funeral Service

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church
Saturday April 30th, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

View Details


Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church
Saturday April 30th, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Sharon's visitation.

Sharon Ashbran Hudson

Sharon Myrtle Hudson




Sharon Myrtle Hudson, 79, of Laurens, South Carolina, passed away on April 22, 2022, at Martha Franks Retirement Community in Laurens.

Born on December 3, 1942, in Los Angeles, California, she was the daughter of Clint Monroe Ashbran and Genevieve Hewitt Ashbran.  She graduated from Oroville High School in Oroville, California.

On October 6, 1962, Sharon married David Harrison Hudson in Carson City, Nevada.  They moved to Travelers Rest, SC, in 1968.  Sharon worked at various jobs including driving a school bus and being a teacher’s aide at Washington Center in nearby Greenville, which sparked her love for special needs children.

In 1984, Sharon began selling real estate, eventually becoming a broker-in-charge.  Later, she and David would dabble in Sharon’s own real estate business, Daystar and Company, for several years.  They enjoyed buying houses to remodel and sell for a little profit.

They were an adventuresome couple – at one point selling their home, buying an RV, and workcamping in Arizona.  Then they settled in Sequim, Washington, for a few years before moving back to South Carolina, where they became active members of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Laurens.  Sharon’s compassion for those with special needs led to create Sonshine Church, an outreach that served Evergreen Skills and Cypress Center in Clinton, SC.  She and David also enjoyed sharing their time with seniors at Laurens Estates, ranging from Bible study to bingo.

Sharon and David were married for 59 years.  He left for heaven three months prior to her passing.  She is also predeceased by her brother, Bill Ashbran, of Port Angeles, Washington.  Surviving are her daughters, Deanna Driskill and Pamela Waterman (David), both of Laurens, and Trish Barbour of Evans, Georgia; nieces Denise Ashbran, Robin Sparks and Debbie Salsbury; grandchildren Will Driskill, Drew Morris, Nate Barbour, Gregg Barbour, and Robert Waterman; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, at 12 p.m., at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, 499 Chestnut Ridge Road, Laurens, SC 29360.  The family will receive friends for visitation at 11 at the church.  A private family burial will occur at Mountain View Memorial Park, 7 Duncan Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.  Condolences may also be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com .

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Spearhead in Marietta, SC – a recreation area for those with special needs – in care of Greenville County Recreation, 4806 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC 29687 ( https://greenvillerec.com/support-spearhead/ ).



To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sharon Hudson, please visit our flower store.


Ron and I are delighted that your folks are finally free of all their ills and together again in heaven. We loved them dearly and had such great times together through the many years we have been friends.

Ron & Ann Keller Apr 30 2022 5:02 PM

My sincerest sympathy on the passing of your mother. It was a privilege to have known Mrs. H. I can see her loving, gentle and kind spirit lives on through her family. Love and praying for you all.

Vernell Jones Apr 29 2022 11:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sharon Hudson

Kathy G. Apr 28 2022 9:08 PM

My deepest sympathies at this tender time. Be sure of my prayers.

Kathy G. Apr 28 2022 9:08 PM

Dear Dave, Pam, Dee Dee, Will, and family,
It was an honor to know both your parents. Mama Hudson helped me through a very difficult time in my life and I will forever be great full for her kindness and love.

Mike and Rhemie Gantz

Rhemie Gantz Apr 28 2022 8:55 PM

My heart just aches for the family. Now our "Love Bugs" are together again in Heaven!

Kate Humphries Apr 28 2022 7:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sharon Hudson

Kaye Humphries Apr 28 2022 6:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sharon Hudson

Lynn Starnes Apr 26 2022 10:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sharon Hudson

Claudette Robertson Apr 25 2022 11:51 PM

Praying for you and your family. We will miss Sharon.

Claudette Robertson Apr 25 2022 11:50 PM

Show More Entries