1919 – 1928
Shortly after World War I, Sanders Vance Hudson Sr. and his wife Ora Thompson Hudson establish their Apex, NC funeral firm in 1919. This was in the era of the horse and buggy, when funeral services were much different than they are today. Caskets were handmade, funeral services were held in the family’s home where the casket was placed on chairs. Plow lines were used to lower caskets into the grave.
Ora and Vance Hudson Abt 1933