Gayle H. Hudson, 87 of Ravenswood, WV, passed away April 6, 2014 at Ripley, WV. She was born February 9, 1927 at Princeton, WV, the daughter of John Hall and Faye Ratliff Long Hall. She was a homemaker. 

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Princeton, WV. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid reader.

Survivors include: Spouse of 66 years: Philip “Chief” Hudson, Ravenswood, WV; Daughter: Barbara Nelson and spouse Mike, Princeton, WV; Granddaughters: Abby Pinder Sink and husband Brandon; Ashleigh Nelson Burgess and husband Aaron; Brother-in-law: Harlan Hudson, Princeton, WV; 2 Half-Sisters: Betty Burchett and Mickey Hall.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside Service: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 3:45 pm, Ravenswood Cemetery, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Chris Skeens officiating.

Friends may visit the family at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, on Thursday, April 10, from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm.

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