Mr. Sam (as he was known) was 90 years young. He was born in Electric Mills, MS on September 16, 1927 to Harvey and Jimmie Hudnall. At an early age he opened a grocery store in West Point. In 1958 he moved to Meridian and opened Hudnall Food Stores. He was devoted to Crimestoppers and was one of the founding members. He was very active in the city and county government affairs, always willing to pitch in to help wherever he could. He was a loving family man, always telling his kids and grandchildren " I love you".
He is survived by his Daughters, Sarah Lee (Jimmie) and Judy Thornton (Dan); Daughter in law, Dianne Hudnall; Grandchildren, Paige Mimms, Jennifer Hopkins, Katie Murphy (John), Clancy Willis (Marcus), Holly Whitehead (Blaine), and Brooke Knight (Justin); Great Grandchildren, 8 boys and 2 girls.
Preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Inez Hudnall; Son, Wally Hudnall; and Grandson, Lance Haguewood.
To honor our fathers request there will be no public visitation or service. A private family graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point, MS.
Mr. Sam asked that any memorials in his honor be made to the church of your choice.
Family and friends may sign the online memorial or leave a personal note for the family at jamesfwebb.com
Our thoughts and prayers to the Hudnall family. Mr. Sam was a wonderful neighbor and will be very much missed. The times he would ride his john deere around the neighborhood would always make us smile! He spoke so sweetly of his wife, I am sure he is glad to be with her again.
Ronnie and Karen MajkrzakMeridian, MS
Judy, warren and I are so sorry to learn of your dad’s death. While we didn’t know him personally, we know he must have been an awesome dad and friend. It’s clearly evident by all the comments we’ve read. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Know that he is with the Lord and at peace.
Phyllis ClayKevil, KY
Judy and Sarah so sorry to hear about your dad...You all are in our thoughts and prayers during the coming days and weeks ahead of you....Love Jackie and Ron Slain
Jackie SlainMedina, OH
Just thinking of the family I love all y’all.
Ethel(Mae) JenkinsMeridian, MS
So sorry to hear of Mr. Sam's passing. You are all in my prayers
Lou Beddingfield Davis
Lou DavisBailey, MS
Mr. Sam was a real gem . He was dedicated and admired by so many.
And I know he'll be greatly missed .
Pam VanceCollinsville, MS
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Sam was such a loving daddy and grandaddy. I know you will miss him.
Pete and Jean WillisMeridian, MS
Mr. Sam was my Grandmothers cousin (her name was Sarah Elizabeth (Betty) Persons-Frye.) When I moved to Meridian in 1999, he was so nice to me (calling and visiting me at my job making sure I was ok.) He was a wonderful man and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. 🙏
Elizabeth Frye-FoxMeridian, MS
Want the family to know how much I enjoyed lunch with Mr. Sam during the week over the past few years.
Mark KilgoreNewton, MS
Dear Hudnall Family,
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sam was a wonderful, kind and caring man. He was a good friend and neighbor to my grandparents and to my family, May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Denise C Bowman AhernSWANTON, MD
Our sincere condolences upon the passing of our friend/neighbor, Mr. Sam!!! We always enjoyed his friendship and visiting with him at his house. Love and Prayers to the family....RIP, Mr. Sam!!!
Glenn and Wilda GibsonMeridian, MS
Tony Frye (son of Sarah Elizabeth Persons Frye -- Grandson of Joe Persons Scooba))Seabrook, TX
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the Hudnall family at this time.
James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and StaffMeridian, MS
I called on "Mr. Sam" at his Meridian store for several years when I was with Nabisco, and he was one of my favorite customers. He was a true gentleman and a good man. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
Pete MageeMeridian, MS
May your loving memory bring comfort to your family and friends mourning your loss.
Olga CottoOrlando, FL
So sad to hear of Sam's passing. John has known and loved him all his life. Our thoughts and prayers to all of the Hudnall family.
Dr. and Mrs. John RobinsonMeridian, MS