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Michael Hudnall

August 23, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Michael Hamilton Hudnall, 64, of Fairmont, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born June 26, 1948, in Kanawha County, a son of the late Jesse and Lillian Steele Hudnall.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Gross Hudnall of Fairmont.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Chris Hudnall and his wife, Melissa, of Madrid, Iowa, Patrick Hudnall and his wife. Courtney. of Knoxville, Tenn., Vincent Brancato and his wife, Charity Curran, of Seattle, Wash., Meriah Gotses and her husband, John Paul, of Fairmont and Jon Belt and his wife, Hollie, of Charlotte, N.C.; four siblings, Anne Howell of Hines, Judy Delorge of Lynchburg, Va., William Roosevelt Hudnall (LTC) USA, retired of Charlottesville, Va., and Linda Lou Buxton of Elkhorn, Neb.; and four grandchildren, Emma and Henry Hudnall, Kennedy Hudnall and Shawn Gotses; his father-in-law, William L. Gross; several nieces and nephews; and numerous other extended family, friends and colleagues.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Colleen Jewel, John Edward, Charles Robert, Ruth June, Philip Fenton and Gary Guy.

Mr. Hudnall was a Methodist by faith and most especially enjoyed time with his family and golfing. On top of being a loving husband, father, grandfather and mentor, Mike also loved working in banking. After being honorably discharged from the United States Air Force, he received his degree in business and finance from West Virginia State College and recently retired as president and CEO of Freedom Bank. Previously held positions include former president and CEO of Capital State Bank and former president and CEO of One Valley Bank, Marion County.

He was active in many organizations throughout West Virginia, including being a member of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Davis Health Systems Board, Region VII Planning and Development Council, West Virginia Division of Banking Board, North Central West Virginia OIC, the Special Olympics, Prodigy Foundation, I-79 Strategic Planning Committee, Leadership West Virginia, WVBT Board and the United Methodist Council of Churches.

Mike also served on the Governor's Task Force on Minority Business, was president of West Virginia Community Bankers and was named State Chamber Citizen of the Year, 2007.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Hudnall's memory to the charity of one's choice.

Friends and family will be received at Ford Funeral Home, R. C Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont today from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Sheryl Armstrong officiating. Interment will follow in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Westover.

Online condolences may to the Hudnall family at



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