Hudson, Alfred

Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory


Mr. Alfred Marion Hudson, known by all as “Alphie”, age 76, of the Hudson Mill Community of Ruffin, entered into rest Monday evening, August 21, 2023, at Lowcountry Community Hospice House in Summerville.

Born January 12, 1947, in Colleton County, South Carolina, he was a son of the late William Royden Hudson and the late Ruth Givens Hudson Busch. He was a retired Environmental Engineer and was a lifelong member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Ruffin. Alphie was a graduate of the former Bells High School where he lettered in sports having played most every sport the school offered. He attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia. While in Columbia, he served as a Senate Page for the South Carolina Legislature under the late Senator J.P. Harrelson. He was also a graduate of Palmetto Boys State. Alphie enjoyed the outdoors, traveling to Edisto Beach as well as the Great Smokey Mountains. He enjoyed fishing and playing a good round of golf.

Surviving are: his wife of fifty-three years, Mrs. Carolyn Feder Hudson; a brother, Royden Hudson and his wife Patty of Walterboro; a sister, Cheryl Hudson Smyly and her husband Timmy of Ruffin; a brother-in-law, Robert Abercrombie of Summerville; and two sisters-in-law, Diane Williamson and her husband Robert Luke of Conway and Theresa Hall and her husband Greg of Conway. There is a large and loving host of nieces, nephews, and cousins that also survive. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Gail Hudson Abercrombie; and two nephews, Michael Hudson and Matthew Abercrombie.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be directed in his memory to the following: Bethel United Methodist Church, care of Jan Ulmer, 437 Spencer Drive, Ruffin, South Carolina 29472; or to, Lowcountry Community Hospice, 374 Myers Road, Summerville, South Carolina 29483.

The Relatives and Friends of Mr. Alfred Marion “Alphie” Hudson are invited to attend his funeral services which will be conducted at 11 o’clock Saturday morning, August 26, 2023, from Bethel United Methodist Church – Ruffin Charge, 16147 Lowcountry Highway, Ruffin. The Reverend Keith Yates and The Reverend Cheri Griffin Yates officiating. The family will receive friends following the funeral ceremony in the church sanctuary. A private family burial will be held in the churchyard at a later date.

Arrangements by: The Brice W. Herndon And Sons Funeral Homes And Crematory, Walterboro Chapel, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit the registry online at: