Thursday, April 8, 2010

Joyce Hale McGlaun Hudson

Date of Visitation 1:00 to 2:00 PM WEDNESDAY (3-24-2010)
Time of Service 2:00 PM WEDNESDAY
Location of Interment MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY

Joyce Hale McGlaun Hudson, 82, died March 21, 2010, at Tri Lakes Medical Center, Batesville. Joyce was born on July 23, 1927, in Houston, Mississippi to Earl R. and Arlene Hale. She grew up in Louisville and was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church. Joyce graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Education. She married Ellis H. McGlaun in 1947. They resided in Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, and Nebraska and Joyce enjoyed teaching school in all of these locations. Upon Ellis' death in 1980, Joyce returned to her hometown of Louisville and in 1985, married Reginald Hudson. Preceded in death by Reginald in 2004, Joyce remained in Louisville for one year until failing health required being closer to her daughters. She is survived by two daughters along with their husbands; Joy and Bill Drake of Batesville, and Sally and Tommy Truitt of Nashville, Tennessee. Joyce had four grandchildren; Woody and Haley Drake of Batesville and Diggs and Ellie Truitt of Nashville She is also survived by a step-son and step-daughter and their spouses; Mike and Debbie Hudson of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Patty and Steve Younger of Ridgeland; and their children Stephanie and Jennifer Hudson of Tuscaloosa and Brad and Emily Younger of Ridgeland. Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. on March 24 at Porter Funeral Home with service to follow at 2:00 PM. The service will be officiated by Reverend Mike Childs. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Drake, Tommy Truitt, Woody Drake, Mike Hudson, Steve Younger, and Brad Younger. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 523, Louisville, MS, 39339, or Winston County Library, 301 West Park Street, Louisville, MS, 39339.