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“Daddy, As the days go by I can't help but watch the clock, I miss you so bad my chest hurts and I hold my breath.I don't understand this type of...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Kimberly - GA - Daughter

“Omg! I am so sorry to hear Gump died.He was such a sweet man. His grandson,Harley and my son,Elijah used to be friends.He really loved his family.He...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Tammy Blackwell(Thornton) - GA

“To the family of Van, My family and I always went to Auto Zone because Van was there to help us. He was always kind and helpful to me and my...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Barbara Hannah - Douglasville, GA

“To the family so sorry to hear about van Been a few years but always wondered how the family was after his Dad Thad passed away. For those that might...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: kurtis lynn - Douglasville, GA

“I love you ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Nae because u never called me Renee - GA

“There are so many much loved memories I will have in my heart forever. I really can't even think of one that I can share without thinking of more &...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Nae because u never called me Renee - GA

“I always remember Van to be content to let the women in his life to be the center of attention...he was the cornerstone of his family in a quiet kind...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Babbs godwin - Carriere, MS

“I love you daddy...miss you so much ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Kimberly - He is my daddy

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and our prayers. Love, Sheila and Rose ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Sheila J. Blackburn - Villa Rica, GA

“I will miss him at the parts store .He always tried to help if he could . Sorry for your lost . Mine to in a way. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Ken Worrell

“Our sincere sympathy to your family. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Gary & Vicki Kramer - Iowa Falls, IA

“The fun times we had on your anniversary cruise! The music was loud and you and I danced until I couldn't dance anymore...I love you daddy! I would...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Kimberly Eaton - Douglasville, GA

“Daddy I am so sorry...that is all I can say, I am sorry. I wish for all in this world that you were here. All I keep praying is for one for time.....Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Kimberly Eaton - Douglasville, GA

“The Hudson family opened their hearts to us when we moved to Georgia after Hurricane Katrina. They are family to us and our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Mercedes Betts - Douglasville, GA

“I worked with Van at autozone when i was a teen . Deff. a good Man my prayers are with the family. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Rickey Davis - Carrollton, GA

“The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven extends our sincere sympathy to the family on your loss. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Phillip Harrington - Douglasville, GA


Mr. Oliver Van Hudson, age 58, of Winston, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013. He was born September 24, 1954 in Douglasville, GA.

Mr. Hudson was an automotive specialist with AutoZone. He loved and adored grilling and was Baptist by faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thad and Cornelia Hudson.

He is survived by his wife, Renee Hudson; son, Kelly Hudson; daughter, Kimberly Eaton and husband Corey; grandson, Harley Hamilton and wife Sara; granddaughter, McKenzie Nash; great-grandson, James Brayden Hamilton; sisters, Vicki and Valerie; brothers-in-law, Stephen Hammond, Ray Hammond; aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 5-8 PM. The funeral service will be Friday, April 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Rev. Terry Marbut and Rev. Chris Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery.

Express condolences or share a special memory online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246