Damien Derell Hudson, 31, of Grove Hill died June 15, 2011 in Whatley.
He was born Dec. 20, 1979 to the parentage of Ricky Earl Horne and Evelyn Ann Hudson. He was a member of Mackey Branch #1 Baptist Church of Gosport. He was a 1997 graduate of Clarke County High School. He was furthering his education at Columbia Southern University. He was a Gulf War Veteran and was active in the National Guard as a power generator mechanic. He received the following decorations Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 10 year device, Bronze/Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (Second Award), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, just to name a few.
Survivors include his wife, Nickie Richardson Hudson; one son, Adadrian Hudson; one daughter, Akirra Hudson, whom he loved dearly; his mother, Evelyn (Eric) Davis, all of Whatley; his father Ricky (Vivian E.) Horne, Daleville; mother-in-law, Jessie Richardson, Monroeville; two brothers, Ricky (Kawana) Horne Jr., Columbus, Georgia, Eric (Sholanda) Davis Jr., Memphis, Tenn.; five sisters, Dominique Davis, Whatley, Erica McCaskey, Fulton, Rolanda Horne, Montgomery, Tymara Horne, Enterprise, Ashley Horne, Daleville; paternal grandmother, Earlean Horne and maternal grandmother, Rosetta Henderson, both of Whatley.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lewis Horne and maternal grandfather, Walter James Henderson.
Viewing will be Friday, June 24 from 12 noon until 6 p.m. at Andrews Funeral Home in Jackson. A second viewing will be Saturday, June 25 from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service at Mackey Branch #1 Baptist Church with Rev. T.L. Douglas as the pastor and eulogist. Burial will be in the Mackey Branch Cemetery with military rites.
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Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.