Miles Harold Hudson

September 5, 2017
Miles Harold Hudson

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Miles Harold Hudson, 96, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away on September 5, 2017. He was born August 1, 1921, on a farm in Wright County, MO, the youngest of Simon Richard and Clara Cantrell Hudson’s seven children. His lifelong love of music began in childhood and was nurtured as he studied violin in high school. At Southwest Baptist Junior College he majored in music and earned an Assoc. Ed. degree in 1942. During his college years, he met his beloved wife of 73 years, Anna Elizabeth Anderson, when the two played a violin-piano duet.

Miles served in the Navy from 1942 until 1947. After attending the US Navy School of Music, he was assigned to the ship’s band aboard the battleship USS Washington, active in the Pacific Theater of WWII.
When the damaged ship returned to Bremerton, WA, for repairs, Miles and Ann were married on March 21, 1944. Soon after, he went back to sea for 14 months before being transferred to Washington, DC. For 45 years Miles and Ann lived in the DC area, where they raised their family of five children. Miles had a long and distinguished career in Federal government, mostly in the Department of Defense. With his keen mind and organizational skill, he became a computer systems analyst and was involved in automation of military planning. Upon retiring from government, he taught computer systems analysis at the University of Maryland. After several years of searching for the right place, Miles and Ann moved to Hendersonville, NC, in 1990.

Miles’s Christian faith was of great importance to him, as was participating in church ministry wherever he lived. He led choirs, served in leadership roles, and was active in many mission projects. When Miles and Ann moved to NC, they joined First Baptist Church of Hendersonville.

Miles is survived by his loving wife, Ann. Their abiding love, commitment, and joy were great gifts to all who knew them. Along with a love of music, Miles instilled in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren the enjoyment of homemade ice cream, always the “best of the season.” His eldest daughter, Annette, predeceased him in 1986. Miles is survived by: children and spouses Janet and Clyde Buchanan, Becky and Allan Houston, Richard Hudson and Linda Naef, and Mark and Leslie Hudson; grandchildren and spouses Ben and Mary Courtney Buchanan, Adam and Holly Buchanan, Elizabeth Buchanan, Brian and Nicole Houston, Laura and Todd Johnson, Tyler Hudson-Naef, Caroline Hudson-Naef, Taylor and Justin Church, Erin and Wyndham Batton, Miles and Samantha Hudson, and Claire Hudson; great-grandchildren Megan and Gavin Buchanan, Grady and Oliver Houston, Jack and Miles Johnson, Hudson and Carter Church, and Hampton Batton; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 1 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., both at First Baptist Church, Hendersonville. Following the service, interment will be at Shepherd Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Baptist Children’s Home, Clyde, NC.


Saturday, September 9, 2017
2:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville - Directions
312 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739


Saturday, September 9, 2017
3:00 PM

Shepherd Memorial Park - Directions
5045 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791


Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville - Directions
312 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • September 10, 2017
    Glenn Connor says:
    Dear Ann, My sister Alice and I will always treasure the memory of you and Miles from knowing you both from JOY Singers. His was truly a life well lived. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • September 11, 2017
    George and Paula Buchanan says:
    Dear Hudson Family, Miles's good humor and common decency will always be valued. From welcoming me (George) to his family’s mountain vacation home in the summer of 1979, to his invaluable help when my car died in May of 1984 while I was moving from North Carolina to my new job in Maryland, and again having me and my wife and step-daughter to be over for dinner in the spring of 1990 so that he and Ann could report to my mother; he demonstrated his kindness and generosity. We observed his love for his family, friends, church family, and his homemade ice cream. We enjoyed visiting with Miles and Ann during special family times. We pray that you find comfort and peace as we celebrate his life well lived. With deepest sympathy, Love, George and Paula