Rev. Francis L. Hudson, 89, Taylorville

Rev. Francis L. Hudson, 89, of Taylorville, formerly of Mulberry Grove, died at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, with the Revs. Philip Neumann and Jim Augenstein officiating. Burial with military honors was in Noffsinger Cemetery in Mulberry Grove. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Memorials: Taylorville Southern Baptist Church, 1121 N. Webster St., Taylorville, Ill. 62568. Online condolences may be shared at

Rev. Hudson was born on Dec. 27, 1922, in Mulberry Grove, the son of George M. and Clara F. DeMoulin Hudson. He married Merza Pauline Dothager on Aug. 29, 1945, in Mulberry Grove; she died on May 7, 1999.

He is survived by a son, Dennis Hudson and his wife Vicky of Kincaid; and a daughter, Karen and her husband William Voyles of Assumption.

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