John L. Hudelson, 97, formerly of Hazleton, died on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz, Ky.


He was born on Aug. 19, 1906 in Decker to John McDill and Adaline Haroll Hudelson.


He was a retired merchant and of the Methodist faith.


He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ada Eugene Arthur Hudelson; brothers, Ernest and Les Hudelson, and sister Hazel Jones.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, John A. And Barbara Hudelson of Cadiz; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Dale Beadles of Hazleton; grandchildren, Janel Ann Hudelson, John Robert Hudelson, Jed Beadles and Becky Beadles; great-grandchildren, John William Hudelson, Tracy Smith, Amanda White, Julie Wadlington, amber Peil and Adam Peil; and great-great grandchildren, Jordan Hudelson, Taylor Hudelson, Kyley Smith, Shelby Hudelson, Trevor Smith, Jaelyn White, Lexie White and Kendall White.


Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 8, 2004 at 11 a.m. At Oddfellows Cemetery in Hazleton.