It is never an easy task to notify our membership of the passing of one of our members or affiliates. Last week we lost another one of our number. Robert Earl Godwin of the West Florida Gin in Walnut Hill, FL passed away on November 5 at the age of 76. Robert Earl was a good friend of the association and well loved by those that knew him best. He will be missed.
Robert was laid to rest on Sunday, November 9. A full obituary can be found here: https://www.pettyfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Robert-Godwin-5/#!/Obituary
It is with deep sadness that we have lost another of our members. Allen Hudson of the Quality Gin in Dunn, North Carolina passed away on Sunday after a very long and brave battle with a lung infection.
Allen had been a supporter of the industry and organization his entire adult life. He had been a director to the association as long as I can remember only taking time off when the term limits required it.
Allen’s obituary can be found HERE. Our deepest sympathies go to Allen’s family. He will be missed by more than they know. Our organization is richer because Allen took to the time to be leader. Services will be tomorrow, Wednesday, September 16.