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Tommy Ray HudsonThomas Ray Hudson, age 53, of Harrells, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.

Ray was born December 17, 1962, in Sampson County and was the son of James Thomas and Martha Blackburn Hudson of Harrells.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his three children; his brother, James Allen Hudson of Maple Hill; his sisters, Linda Cole, and husband, Donnie, of Clinton, and Twylar Harvell; and friend, Andrew Burchfield, of Harrells; special friend, Stephanie Dykes, of Harrells; and numerous family and friends.

Ray, or “Streak,” as he was affectionately called, found great joy in the simplest of things, but his greatest joy was family. He was a hard worker who proudly worked with his daddy for 33 years in the housing construction business. With a big heart and gentle spirit, Ray was willing to help anybody in need. He loved to laugh and joke around, making others laugh, too. He loved racing, fishing and bluegrass music. Ray will surely be missed, but cherished memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Wallace Chapel followed by the burial in Harrells Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be given in Ray’s memory to Harrells Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 65, Harrells, N.C. 28444.

You may share your memories and send condolences to the family at Quinn McGowan Funeral Home.