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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Eight of nine Halifax County schools accredited

Trustees set goals at retreat, hail progress in state ratings


Era of segregated schools is over, but achieving racial parity in education continues to be an unmet challenge


Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage





Ludie Williamson Hudson / January 09, 2018

Ludie Williamson Hudson, widow of Harold Hoover Hudson, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at the age of 88. She was born in Granville County, N.C. on April 30, 1929 to the late Jennie Mae Newton and Beverly Thomas Williamson. Ludie retired from Burlington Industries in 1988 after 23 years of employment. She was a member of Nelson Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hudson is survived by a daughter, Judy Herndon (Jimmy) of Nelson; four sons, H. Gray Hudson (Judy) of Bullock, T. Wayne Hudson (Larry) of Durham, Danny L. Hudson (Melissa) of Oxford and Jerry A. Hudson (Christine) of Lynchburg; sister, Virginia Dickerson of Henderson and brothers, James Williamson of Bullock and Willie Lewis Williamson of Stovall. Also surviving are grandchildren, Wendy Gail, Lynn, Christopher, Monica, Sarah, Grant, Lorraine, Dustin, Jeremy and Christina; great grandchildren, Chandler, Zachary, Landon, Levi, Jackson, Clara, Luke, Dustin Jr. and Laila.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Charlie Lee Williamson, Mary Ramsey, Maudie Adcock, Lodema Turner, Robert Williamson, John Williamson and Jack Williamson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at Nelson Baptist Church. The service will be officiated by Revs
Donald Wilson and Grant Hudson Mansfield. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Nelson Baptist Church Benevolence Fund or the Cemetery Fund.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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