Funeral services for Everline Powell Hudson of Oglethorpe, GA will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Gouch officiating. Burial will follow at the Oglethorpe City Cemetery.
Everline Powell Hudson was born on April 17, 1940 in Jeffersonville, Twiggs County, GA to the late George Powell, Sr. and the late Nellie Ford Powell. In her youth, she moved to St. Petersburg, FL to live with her uncle and aunt, the late J.C. and Laura Young. She attended Catholic School and 16th Street Middle School in St. Petersburg, FL. Later in her teen years, she moved back to Georgia where she attended and graduated from Macon County Training School in the Montezuma Five Points Community.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Eugene Powell, George Powell, Sr., Toby Powell, and Johnny Lee Powell, two sisters Bessie Mae Powell Wiggins and Mary F. Powell Clark, mother-in-law, Sue Mae Walton Brown, fathers-in law, Artist Brown and Lonnie Hall, three sisters-in-law, Bobbie Mae Brown Ivory, Ella Mae Brown Duncan, Aree Hall Edwards, one brother-in-law, Roy Lee Kaigler, and one daughter-in-law, Anna Bell Hall. At an early age she joined New Pond Baptist Church in Oglethorpe, GA where she served faithfully until the church closed.
Everline had a sweet, gentle spirit and a special love for children. She helped care for her nieces and nephews and she enjoyed cooking for her family. Her love for cooking led her to work at Dixie Queen Restaurant in Oglethorpe from 1968 until the restaurant closed. After the restaurant closed she began working from her home preparing meals. On February 8, 2005, she opened her own restaurant called Granny’s Soul Food Kitchen in Oglethorpe, GA. Everline prepared and served delicious country vegetables, meats and baked goods.
The former Everline Powell was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Charlie Willis Hall in January 1955 and to this union they were blessed with six children, Charlie Roy, Marvin, Eddie Charles, Jimmy Lee, Tyrone and Lee. In later years, Everline became a member of From Disgrace to God’s Grace Ministries where she was the Mother of the Church. She served faithfully until her health declined. Mother Hudson was a partner with the Life Builders Recovery Program, a Member of the Kairos Outside Team.
She leaves to cherish her memory six devoted sons: Charlie (Tammy) Hall of Ft. Valley, GA; Marvin Hall of Atlanta, GA; Eddie Charles of Oglethorpe, GA; Jimmy Lee (Debra) Hall of Ellaville, GA; Tyrone (Chrispian) Hall of Ellenwood, GA and Lee Willis Hall, Oglethorpe, GA; sister Ceola Powell Griffin, Brother-in-law, James Davis Brown, Ideal, GA; Sisters-in-law, Gloria Davis Powell, Oglethorpe, GA; Ilvea Powell Dean, Forest Park, GA; Great-Aunt and Great-Uncle Joe and Emma Walton, Albany, GA; eleven loving grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren a host of beloved nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.