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Obituary: Charles Hudson

Charles Hudson

Charles M. Hudson Jr., professor emeritus of anthropology and history in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, died June 8 in his Frankfort, Ky., home at the age of 80. The cause of death was a heart attack. The funeral was held June 16.

One of the world’s leading scholars in the early history of the native peoples of the American South, Hudson published 16 books.

In 1964, Hudson joined the university faculty. He then spent his entire career at UGA before retiring in 2000.

Hudson is survived by his wife, Joyce Rockwood Hudson; by his two children, Charles M. Hudson III and Ann Rebecca Currie; by his brother, James C. Hudson; by his two grandchildren, Christopher Michael Currie and Nick Currie; by his three great-grandchildren, Noah Currie, Faith Currie and Hudson William Michael Currie; and by his honorary grandson, John Everett Fallis.