William Thomas Hudspeth, age 95 of Hickory Flat, MS, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013. He was born August 25, 1918 to Bradley K. and Azilee Lewis Hudspeth. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marvin Hudspeth and a sister, Christine Hudspeth and his mate of 68 years, Ailene White Hudspeth.
He was a special person to a great many people. He was a loving son and brother, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, church member, deacon and neighbor and friend. He demonstrated honesty, honor, loyalty and integrity every day of his life. His example provided a moral compass for all who encountered him. He was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Hickory Flat where he was a deacon since 1965.
Son: Ronnie Hudspeth & wife, Carol of Greenville, MS
Daughter: Sherry Chrestman & husband, Lee of Rockwood, TN
5 Grandchildren: Brent Hudspeth & wife, Nicole of New Albany, MS; Brian Hudspeth of Tampa, FL;
Brandson Hudspeth of Oxford, MS; Kyle Chrestman & wife Deanna; Courtney Chrestman of
3 Great-Grandchildren: Caleb Hudspeth, Shelby Hudspeth and Joshua Hudspeth all of New Albany, MS
Brothers: Morris Hudspeth & wife, Mary; Lewis Hudspeth of Memphis, TN
Sisters: Maxine Baker & husband, John D. of Memphis, TN; Maurine Bain Roberts of Hickory Flat, MS
Services were held on December 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Hickory Flat, MS with Rev. Johnny Rakestraw officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering @ First Baptist Church, Hickory Flat, MS in his honor. United Funeral Services of New Albany, MS will be in charge of arrangements. This obituary courtesy of Evans Mortuary, Rockwood, TN. An online registry is available at www.evansmortuary.biz.