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Diane (Mathis) Hudson

Diane (Mathis) Hudson came in to this world fighting and left this world the same way on July 1, 2017.

Diane was born in Taranto, Italy to Glenn and Libby Mathis, who along with her niece Erin Powell, preceded her in death. She will be forever missed by her sister Linda (Rick/Coach) Powell, her brother Rick (Linda Kay) Mathis, nieces Carrie (Alex) and Rachel, nephew Krys (Asia), great nieces Claudia, Caylinda, and Elsa and great nephews Domingo and Jack as well as numerous friends.

Diane had the best laugh. It was loud and contagious. She was brutally honest, but not mean. She was generous and gave freely to anyone in need.  She was a defender of social justice.  She loved live music, and she loved beer and made many friends who shared those passions.   

A celebration of Diane will take place at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock on July 23rd at 3pm.  In the meantime, turn up your music and dance like no one is watching.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Van, Our House, or a charity of your choice.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.




  • Kathy Chambers Posted July 12, 2017 10:20 PM

    Loved Diane, she was a unique, special individual. God only made one and I feel blessed to have had her in my life. She will be greatly missed. Never forgotten.

  • Susan Porter Posted July 13, 2017 1:27 PM

    RIP Diane. You left us too soon, but you made our lives better while you were here.

  • Sara (Smith) Boatman Posted July 13, 2017 3:17 PM

    I will always remember our time together here on earth. See you later my friend.

  • Mitzi Posted July 13, 2017 4:02 PM

    I love you Diane. Few people experience the Freedom of dance but you understand well!
    Friend in the true sense of the word. 🦋

  • Sandie Williams Posted July 13, 2017 5:17 PM

    Diane you will always be missed. Your laugh, your smile and even your walk always made me smile. You made the world a better place with your wit and quest for fun! Love you girlfriend!

  • Ron & Nancy Houle Posted July 13, 2017 11:53 PM

    For all she meant to her family and many friends, and especially to our friend, Linda Mathis Powell, Diane will be greatly missed, May God’s grace and peace comfort her loved ones, remaining here.

  • Ruth Chandler Posted July 14, 2017 2:07 PM

    I love and miss you, Diane. I have always had you in my life. I don’t know what to do without you. I know Ken was happy to see you…and you were happy to see him too. My beautiful friend, memories we share will live forever in my heart. I love you more than any words can say. It will be hard to wait til I can see you again.

  • Karen Sowell Pillot Posted July 14, 2017 9:26 PM

    Diane, you will always be in my heart. Dance like no one is watching! I will, my friend. My thoughts are with her family at this time. Peace be with you. ❤️

  • Jerry Ptak Posted July 15, 2017 12:01 AM

    I have thought of Diane every day for over 30 years. I continue to think about her everyday, I just can’t call or text her anymore. Diane you were my best friend and I am so glad I told you that often. I know that you knew I loved you very much. I am going to miss you so much but you will be with me all the time. I will still think of you everyday. Love you

  • Gail Jenkins Posted July 25, 2017 5:08 AM

    I will always remember you as a loving and wonderfully unique person. I love how you loved life and lived it with such gusto. I regret not telling how much I admired you. God bless you and your family. I hope you have found peace love you girl

  • Ptak Jerry Posted May 4, 2022 8:16 PM


    • Ptak Jerry Posted May 4, 2022 8:21 PM

      I just wanted to say how much I miss you. You were my best friend in the whole world. I hope you are in peace now. You said you weren’t going to grow old with me and I am so sorry you wete right

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