James Hudson Randall

James Hudson Randall, 70, died Jan. 2, 2018, in Perry. Hudson was born Sept. 18, 1947, in Atlanta, Ga. to Ezell Sess Randall and Lucille Hattie Campbell Randall.

Hudson was of the Baptist faith and was a member of New Home Baptist Church. He knew as a child that he wanted to be a radio broadcaster. After graduating high school, he attended the Atlanta Broadcasting School. His career took him from Georgia to Alabama, and then in 1967 to Perry, where he met his wife. He began work with WPRY Oldies with Ira Brown, then later at WGKR Country with Gene Ketring. In 1985, he and his wife started TV 69 here in Perry, where he broadcasted local sports, government meetings, and community events. Hudson was one of the county’s first EMT’s.

Hudson was preceded in death by: his parents, Ezell Sess and Lucille Hattie Randall; and his brother, Thomas Ezell Randall.

He is survived by: his wife of 46 years, Linda Randall; his sons, Thomas Scott Randall, and Kevin Christopher Randall; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Dawson Wiles; and brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Velma Vickery; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home of Perry. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Perry. Those who wish can make donations to the Lighthouse Christian Children’s Home.

Friends may sign the online guest book at www.joepburnsfuneralhomes.com