The Hudson Funeral Home was founded in 1919 at Apex, NC, by the late S. Vance Hudson St., and Mrs. Ora A. Hudson. In 1928, a branch office was opened in Durham at the corner of Angier Avenue. December 1929, the business was moved to 1800 Angier Avenue. September 1986 Hudson Funeral Home moved to it?s new, and current, location at 211 S. Miami Blvd. Today, Hudson Funeral Home is owned by a third generation family member, Tommy Hudson and his wife, Mary. Tommy is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and is an active member of the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association. Mary is also a licensed funeral director. Funeral arrangements are personal and special for each family. Simply let us know of your personal preferences and wishes regarding the funeral service by visiting with us or by completing our on-line pre-need form. At the time of an actual funeral, most decisions need to be made within a few hours. But by preplanning the funeral, you can take your time and make the decisions in an unhurried and thoughtful way. You will relieve your family of the burden and it offers you the opportunity to let your family know your wishes. For the same reasons you write a will, make retirement plans, or buy life insurance, people feel that it is a good idea to plan for the future and make their funeral plans. You can select the type of service you would like and how much you would like to spend. By paying for the service ahead of time you can be assured the funds will be there at the time of the funeral. We encourage you to discuss with your families the decisions that are important to you. And then share those decisions with us at Hudson Funeral Home. Cremation Cremation in no way alters the purpose of visitation and funeral ceremonies. Such rites are for the benefit of the living, to help family and friends find support during their bereavement and to honor the life and memory of the deceased. Nevertheless, the decision for cremation should be shared. A person may have often said, not necessarily in jest, "Just cremate me and dump the ashes." But when death does come, will that person's closest loved ones be comfortable with such an arrangement? This poses a strong argument for prearrangement, in which decisions can be carefully considered and discussed without the pressures of time and emotion immediately after a loved one's death. Cremation creates new options?and as with any funeral, arrangements can be as individual as the people involved. Pre-need form Aftercare We believe there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Only a way to dry the tears. Experiencing pain can be as uniquely individual as you are a person. Once the funeral has ended that doesn't mean your feelings of emptiness have. With our Aftercare program you will have access to insightful literature, counseling and support groups with others sharing your loss. There is a way to overcome your suffering and we will help you find it.