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Yeager HUDSON (1931-2007)

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Yeager Hudson
04/24/2007

GEORGETOWN The Rev. Yeager Hudson died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at a Brunswick hospital after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1931, in Meridian, Miss., the son of Ernest and Effie Elizabeth (Yeager) Hudson.  He attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., graduating with honors in 1954.  While attending Millsaps College, he also met and married his future wife of 53 years, Louise Hight Hudson.

Upon completing his undergraduate studies, he and his wife moved to Boston, Mass., where he earned a master's degree in sacred theology as well as a doctorate in philosophy from Boston University.  While completing work on his doctorate, he accepted a temporary teaching position in 1959 at Colby College in Waterville.  This position led not only to a life-long love affair with the state of Maine, but to a teaching career at Colby College that spanned 40 years.

During his studies at Boston University, he developed an affinity for South Asian Philosophy.  Under the instruction of Amiya Chakravarty, the 20-year personal secretary of Indian poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore, he also came to share a deep affection for the works of Tagore and others such as Ralph Waldo Emerson.  These influences shaped his thinking and teaching and ultimately led to several sabbatical leaves to India and Sri Lanka.

In addition to his teaching position, he was also an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church.  During the years spent at Millsaps College, he was a deacon for several rural congregations in the Vicksburg, Miss., area.  While not formally the pastor of a congregation since living in Mississippi, he was closely involved with the Methodist church both locally and regionally.  He led services, performed weddings and conducted funerals for various congregations around the state.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Hudson of Georgetown; two sons, Paul Hudson of Georgetown and Gary Hudson of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren, Isabelle, Walter, Sophie, Wyatt, and Celie; and several nieces and nephews.

A visiting hour will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Mayo, Curtis & Hill Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the United Methodist Church, 1184 Washington St., Bath.  A gathering of family and friends will follow in the Parish Fellowship Hall.  Burial will be at Mountainside Cemetery in Georgetown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Colby College, the Bath United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Georgetown Historical Society.


http://www.gulflive.com/news/mississippipress/obits.ssf?/base/obits/1177496121276350.xml
The Mississippi Press
OBITUARIES
HUDSON
Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Rev. Dr. Yeager Hudson, of Georgetown, Maine (formally of Pascagoula, Miss.) died April 22, 2007, at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on August 14, 1931, in Meridian, Miss., the son of Ernest and Effie Elizabeth (Yeager) Hudson.  He attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., graduating with honors in 1954.  While attending Millsaps College, he also met and married his wife of 53 years, Louise Hight Hudson.

Upon completing his undergraduate studies, he and his wife moved to Boston, Md., where he earned a Masters in Sacred Theology as well as a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University.  While completing work on his Doctorate, he accepted a temporary teaching position in 1959 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.  This temporary position resulted in not only a life-long love affair with the State of Maine, but to a teaching career at Colby College that spanned 40 years.

During his studies at Boston University, Dr. Hudson developed an affinity for South Asian Philosophy.  Under the instruction of Amiya Chak-ravarty, the twenty-year personal secretary of Indian Poet/Philosopher Rabindra-nath Tagore, Dr. Hudson also came to share a deep affection for the works of Mr. Tagore and others such as Ralph Waldo Emerson.  These influences would continue to shape Dr. Hudson's thinking and teaching over his entire career, ultimately leading to several sabbatical leaves spent living in both India and Sri Lanka.

In addition to his teaching position, Dr. Hudson was also an ordained Minister of the United Methodist Church.  During the years spent at Millsaps College, Dr. Hudson was Deacon for several rural congregations in the Vicksburg, Miss. area.  While not formally the pastor of a congregation since having lived in Mississippi, Dr. Hudson was closely involved with the Methodist church on both a local and New England-wide level.  He led services, performed weddings and conducted funerals for various congregations around the state while their pastors were on vacation, otherwise disposed or by individuals requests.

Dr. Hudson is survived by his wife, Louise Hudson of Georgetown, Maine; two sons Paul Hudson of Georgetown and Gary Hudson of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren Isabelle, Walt, Sophie, Wyatt, and Celie, and several nieces and nephews.

A visiting hour will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2007, at Mayo, Curtis and Hill Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath, Maine.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2007, at the United Methodist Church, 1184 Washington Street, Bath, Maine.

A gathering of family and friends will follow in the Parish Fellowship Hall.

Burial will be at Mountainside Cemetery in Georgetown.  Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Colby College in his name, the Bath United Methodist Church Building Fund, or the Georgetown Historical Society.


http://www.pitt.edu/~nassp/nassp.html

"North American Society for Social Philosophy -- Announcement:  NASSP mourns the passing of Yeager Hudson, Colby professor of philosophy emeritus, who died on Sunday, April 22, in Bath, Maine, at 75."

(The purpose of the North American Society for Social Philosophy is to facilitate discussion between social philosophers on all topics of interest, primarily by sponsoring conferences and publications.)


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