Lion Crafton Hudson

Mr. Crafton Hudson, 83, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Crafton retired after 52 years of combined funeral service with Screws and Hudson and Brown- Wynne Funeral Homes. He enjoyed a very full and active life. He was an active member of Zebulon Baptist Church for over 50 years. An ordained deacon, he served as church treasurer for 40 years and as a member of the finance committee. He chaired the Together We Build Campaign and co-chaired the Believe Campaign. Crafton was very involved in the Zebulon Lion’s Club serving as club president on three occasions, club secretary for 20 years and club treasurer for 20 additional years. On each occasion, he was recognized by Lion’s International as a 100 percent officer. Crafton served N.C. Lions as zone chairman and district cabinet secretary. He was recognized with the prestigious Jack Stickley Award and the Melvin Jones Award, the highest awards given by Lions International Foundation and Lions International. He was the only member of the Zebulon Lion’s Club to be recognized by Lions International with the 50- year member chevron. Crafton consistently embodied the Lion’s motto, “We Serve.” Serving all areas of his community, he was recognized as the Zebulon Citizen of the Year. An avid fan of ACC sports, Crafton also enjoyed reading, country music, gospel music, visiting historic sites, spending time with his family, zip lining, sharing his handyman skills and he loved hearing and telling a good joke. He was married to the late, Ruby Holland Hudson, for 60 years.


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