Mary E Rabon Hudson

1920

Mary Rabon Hudson was born July 13, 1920 in Blaney, South Carolina, a daughter of John Henry Rabon, Sr. and Edith Blanche Summers Rabon.

1930 Census Information:

According to the United States Census recorded on May 9, 1930, John H Raban (40) rented a home in Blaney, Kershaw, South Carolina he made his home with his wife, Edith B Raban (34). It was reported that they were married when John was 27 and Edith was 21, placing their marriage about 1917. Also in the home was their children; Jessie M Raban (13), Mattie L Raban (11), Mary E Raban (9), Helen E Raban (8), Adell M Raban (6), John H Raban Jr. (2), Blanche V Raban (1) and William T Raban (26 days old). All of the household members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. John H Raban was a foreman on the railroad section crew.

1934

On March 9, 1934, Mary Rabon was mentioned in the newspaper article, Newberry Folks Visit Blaney.

1940 Census Information:

According to the United States Census recorded on May 14, 1940, John Rabon (50) owned a home in Wateree township, Kershaw, South Carolina, Also in the home was his wife, Blanche Rabon (44), and children; Mary Rabon (19) Helen Rabon (18) Adelle Rabon (16) John Rabon, Jr. (13) Virginia Rabon (11) and Stanley Rabon (10). All of the household members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. John Rabon worked for the Railroad in the switch box and Mary Rabon worked in a mill as a bookkeeper.

1960

On April 4, 1960, Mrs. Mary Rabon Hudson was mentioned in the newspaper article, Jurors Named For Aiken Court Term.

On April 7, 1960, Mrs. Mary Rabon Hudson was mentioned in the newspaper article, Jurors Named For Federal Court at Aiken.

1993

On August 1, 1993, Mary Hudson was listed as a living daughter in the obituary of Blanche Summer Rabon.

2007

On September 17, 2007, Mary Hudson was listed as a living sister in the obituary of Mattie Lucille Rabon Branham.

2009

On July 17, 2009, Mary Hudson was listed as a living sister in the obituary of Mrs. Jessie R. Catoe Higgins.

On September 18, 2009,Mary Hudson was listed as the living sister in the obituary of Blanche Virginia Rabon Monroe.

2010

On June 17, 2010, Mary Hudson was listed as a living sister in the obituary of Master Sgt. William Stanley Rabon Sr., U.S.A.F. (Ret.).

ELGIN – Mary R. Hudson, wife of the late Joe Hudson, died peacefully in her home on August 7, 2010, after an extended illness. Born in Blaney, SC to John Henry Rabon Sr. and Edith Blanche Summers Rabon on July 13, 1920, she was a graduate of Blaney High School where she was valedictorian of her class. She attended business school in Columbia, S.C. and worked as a bookkeeper for E. T. Bowen until her retirement in 2000.

She was a member of Union Baptist Church and the “Busy Bees. She loved traveling to the beach and the mountains with her family and friends, loved reading and crossword puzzles. She was blessed to be surrounded by her family and friends throughout her whole life.

She is survived by her six children, Joseph “Joe” Quinten Hudson (Dorothy), Judith “Judy” Allie Motley (Bubba), Robert “Bob” William Hudson (Linda), John Stanley Hudson (Debra), Francis Carroll Hudson (Mary), and Mary Jennifer Berger; 13 grandchildren; 9 great grand children; and a great grandson is due in September. She is also survived by her sister, Martha Adele Kelly; her brother, John Henry Rabon Jr. (Barbara); loving nieces and nephews; and her beloved miniature Doberman, “Dee Dee”.

She is predeceased by her sisters, Helen Steadman, Mattie Branham, Jessie Mae Higgins, Blanche Virginia Monroe; and a brother, William Stanley Rabon.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, August 9, 2010, at 4:00 at Union Baptist Church in Elgin, with internment following in Longtown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Ridgeway. The Reverend Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. prior to the service in the fellowship hall at the church.

As Mary always expressed her love and thanks, her family would like to thank Katie Watts, Tri County Hospice and Kershaw Home Health. Memorials may be made to Walter Crowe Animal Hospital, or to St. Jude Hospital.

Visitation

8/9/2010, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Union Baptist Church – Elgin

Funeral Service

8/9/2010, 4:00 PM, Union Baptist Church – Elgin

2020

On October 6, 2020, Mary Hudson was listed as the deceased sister in the obituary of Mrs. Adele Rabon Kelly.

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