Ed B. "Papa Rock" Hudson, 79, of Stockbridge, died April 13, 2005.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro.

Survivors include his son, Paul Hudson and wife, BJ, of Stockbridge; daughter, Susan Crissman and husband, Terry, of Stockbridge; son, David Hudson and wife, Judy, of Jackson; grandchildren, Tammy, Kim and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Jesse, Ciera, Kaylin and Dahlia; brothers, Lester and Louis Hudson; and sister, Catherine Welch.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Ward's Fairview Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge.

Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 474-1231.