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William “Bill” Franklin Hudson, Sr., age 78 of 12697 NC Hwy 18N, Ennice, NC died Monday, June 18, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Alleghany County October 8, 1933 to the late Luther Reid and Tressie Blevins Hudson. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Dean Hudson and Kenneth Gayle Hudson. Bill was a talented mechanic working over the years for several businesses in Alleghany County catering to the farmers in our area. He was a member of Camp Zion Church in Galax, VA. He is survived by his wife, Colene Wilson Hudson of the home; one son, William Hudson and wife Kristie of Sparta; one granddaughter, Shelby McKenzie Hudson of Sparta; one brother, Robert Hudson and wife Mary Alice of Glade Valley; three sisters, Lois McGrady of Sparta, Shirley Hiatt and husband Leon of Mt. Airy, Carol Upchurch of Sparta; one sister-in-law, Mabel Hudson of Sparta; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the Grandview Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Camp Zion Church Cemetery in Galax, VA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the High Country Hospice of Alleghany, PO Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta is serving the Hudson family.