Hudson, Scot

Scott Hudson, owner of Hudson's Hickory House in Douglasville, was killed Monday, May 3 when a tree fell on his vehicle during stormy weather. He was 60.

For 50 years, Scot Hudson's place has been Douglasville's go-to spot for a barbecue sandwich, fries and sweet tea. Scot Hudson began working at his family's restaurant while attending Douglas County High School. By then, Hudson's Hickory House was already a landmark in town. Scot Hudson's father, Buford, had opened the restaurant in 1971, and Scot followed his father in running the business.

After news of his death Monday, the restaurant announced on Facebook it would be temporarily closing.

"Please keep the Hudson family in your prayers," the post stated. "Thank you in advance for your understanding."

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