Charlie was a lifelong bachelor. He was a son of Hollie [Wright Hudson], and grandson of Coleman Jarred (Jart) & Mary Jane Warrick Hudson.
Charlie was endearingly called Creeping Charlie by some as he was habitually slow in movement and in speech.
He last lived in a brick house not far from downtown Turkey, and nearer still to the seasonal farmer open air produce market that existed for many years.
Charlie J. Hudson – Facebook Post 10/31/2020
Humor and History
"I have a funny story to tell you too - Charlie Hudson (the bachelor) was quite the character. Daddy called him "Creeping Charlie" - did others use this nickname???
As a child, I accompanied daddy on a few visits to see Creeping Charlie. I remember distinctly that Charlie would always immediately ask if you wanted something to drink. His response was always the same - "hope you got a quarter 'cause there's a coke machine outside." And yes, he literally had a coke machine in his carport where you could buy your own drink. HA!" - Mary Louise Corbett Gunderson
Following are Comments Made on the Post.
“I can add another irreverent story to that. As a child I would travel with my mom, Irene Corbett Burgess (Flora’s eldest daughter) and Uncle Oscar (Corbett, Flora’s son) to visit Grandma Corbett‘s grave. Charlie had early put up his grave tomb on the grave plot beside Grandma’s grave. It was a fine granite box affair above ground. Uncle Oscar would always go over and kick it to see if Creeping Charlie was in there. I suppose he is now.” - Marilyn Rose Burgess Wright
“He did that at my mother’s funeral. I actually had a coworker ask me about the guy that kicked .......” - Sue Lynne Corbett Wilkerson
“So true! I remember this too”. - Mary Louise Corbett Gunderson
“Does this explain the coke machine? Was he being so parsimonious (frugal to the point of stinginess) in order to pay for a fine tomb for his final resting place?” – Gary Alan Hudson
“His funeral and everything associated with it was paid for long before I was born”. – William Edward Hudson, Jr.
“I don’t know what year the drink Machine was put there, but I remember walking to Turkey Elementary and his car at the time was a Gray 1960 Chevrolet!”. – Dennis Allen McGee
“Oh no. He had that coke machine when my brother was little (pre 1956). AND he had every license tag and probably newspaper he ever had’. – Sue Lynne Corbett Wilkerson
“I do remember Charlie, only got to see him once a year. You might say he was kind of an "odd fellow". Does anyone remember the badges from the church that he pinned on his lapel? It was an award for not missing a day of Sunday School for each year. He had those connected and had to be 25 or 30 of them or more. He was very proud of them. They went all the way down to his waist. When I first met him, (early 70's) I thought he was a war hero. What a guy.” – Samuel (Sam) Ellis Hudson
“He would come to our house for lunch pretty much every Sunday after church [United Methodist Church of Turkey]. I can remember us following him down hwy. 24 at about 20 miles per hour. I would always try to get Grandpa to hurry up and leave before him.”- Michelle Lynn Mozingo Weeks
“My dad (Jim Corbett) and Uncle Ray called him Creeping Charlie!”
“Ha! But it's not Creepy Charlie. He was creeping slow in his movements and his speech. Rumor has it that he was rather lazy.” Gary Alan Hudson
“He always had a pocket full of money though.” – William Edward Hudson, Jr.
“Guess that coke machine was paying off”. Jerry Ray Dudley
“I remember Mr. Charlie as well. The pic looks like it was taken in the front yard of the Turkey Methodist Church. I believe that's Les Hudson's house behind and to the right”. – Travis Register
“That drink machine was put under his carport next to his Gray 1960 Chevrolet so buyers and sellers at the “Then” Produce market could get a drink without having to walk 1 or 2 blocks to the stores in downtown Turkey, NC! And Charlie probably did make a little money off of the machine, as he supplied electricity for the machine for years!! “– Dennis Allen McGee
“More Humor! The last drink box at Mr. Charlie’s house had a glass door you had to look through and select the soda you wanted, so when you put in your money and opened the door, the sodas were laying Horizontal and you just pulled your choice out!!! Unless you were broke and had a cup and bottle opener! Just reminiscing for a friend”. – Dennis Allen McGee.
“Remember I lived in Town until the 4th grade! Rode bicycles to school or I walked! I lived next to Clayton Matthis! Across from George Wright’s Parents, 2 houses down from Edward Seay! The two story house was torn down a couple of years ago by Mike Cottle! He owns the property!”- Dennis Allen McGee
Jewel Hudson Cannady and Peggy Hudson Spell Pollack doing another skit.
Perhaps someone will tell us more about this photo.
Peggy and Jewel, daughters of Sampson (Samp) Monroe Hudson Sr., granddaughters of George Washington Hudson, and great-granddaughters of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson.
Humorous Story about Nicknames Involving Allen (Al, Ray, Allen Ray) Ray Corbett
“Some folks called him Al, we called him Ray (my dad did, but Little Larry wasn’t around my dad & Ray due to divorces and the like). Larry was most likely mostly around the Al gang. Aunt Evelyn was the only one that really called him Allen Ray unless some did after they moved to Homosassa — funny anecdote, some of his friends thought Aunt Evelyn was referring to TWO people, Al AND Ray” - Sue Lynne Corbett Wilkerson
Sue Lynne Corbett Wilkerson, daughter of James (Jim) Davis Corbett, granddaughter of Flora Allen Hudson Corbett, great granddaughter of Hollie [Wright Hudson], great-great granddaughter of CJ & MJ.
(Al, Ray, Allen Ray) Ray Corbett, son of Flora Allen Hudson Corbett, grandson of Hollie [Wright Hudson], great grandson of CJ & MJ.