Janie Doll Hudson Bradsher Wallace
Janie Doll Hudson Bradsher Wallace
(2/17/1916 – 6/18/2008)
Daughter of Joel Green (Bose) Hudson, granddaughter of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson.
Janie Doll was the principal founder of the Coleman Jarred & Mary Jane Warrick Hudson Family Reunion. She organized the first reunion in 1974 to take place in Taylor’s Bridge, North Carolina. A couple of years later, it was moved to the Turkey [North Carolina] Community Building. In 1986, it took place in the Turkey Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, were it has met every year since, except two. In 1993 it took place in the Timothy Community, near Spivey’ Corner, where Coleman Jarred was born and raised. In 2016 it took place at the home that Coleman Jarred and Mary Jane built in 1892.
In Photo Albums, Janie Doll appears in reunion photos in the following years: 1982,1983,1988,1990,1995,1999,2000,2001,2003,2004,2005,2008. She died a couple of months after attending the 2008 reunion. We do not have photos prior to 1979.
The following comments were provided by Lisa Bradsher Ellis Nichols, daughter of Donnie Ray Bradsher Sr., granddaughter of Janie Doll, great-granddaughter of Joel Green (Bose) Hudson, great-great-granddaughter of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson.
I can certainly say that she loved her Hudson family and would defend them to the end if anybody ever made a comment that she didn’t like. She always had a very close connection with her siblings and all of her Hudson cousins, especially the children of George and Mamie who were her double cousins since brothers married sisters. (She thought David could do no wrong! LOL) She definitely had a very strong sense of family and believed that family should stand for one another in any situation. One of my earliest memories is of visiting her Hudson family members with her on Sunday afternoon which we did every Sunday. As her grandchildren we spent many Sunday afternoon’s playing outside under big oak trees in Turkey while grandma visited her family. She would always take a cake or pie which we would enjoy wherever we visited. When I say some family members I mean aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings. Grandma loved to sew, crochet and cook. She was a lovely southern lady and she believes in doing things the old-fashioned way. The biggest part of her life was her family! She was very very proud to be a Hudson and she would let you know that! – Lisa Bradsher Ellis Nichols.
Two sons of Coleman Jarred (Jart) & Mary Jane Warrick Hudson, married two daughters of Blaney & Spicy Cooper Dudley: Joel Green (Bose) & Ida Dudley Hudson and George Washington & Mamie Ada Dudley Hudson.
Mrs. Janie [Doll] Hudson Bradsher Wallace, 92, of 3000 Moseley Ave. Clinton, NC., died Wednesday at her home.
Mrs. Wallace, a native of Sampson County, was the daughter of the late Joel Green [Bose] Hudson and Ida Dudley Hudson and the widow of husbands, McRaye "Doc" Holiday Bradsher and Jimmy Wallace. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Melinda Ann Bradsher Harrelson, four brothers, Alton Hudson, Laudie Hudson, Earl Hudson and Estol Hudson, and four sisters, Sis Boyette, Pearl Pearsall, Ilene Guy and Oleta Rivenbark. She was a member of Holly Grove Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Grange and served as grade mother and was a buyer for Belks.
She is survived by a son, Donnie Bradsher and wife Linda of the home, six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and a special caregiver, Barbara Killett.
The family received friends Friday evening, June 20, 2008 from 6-7pm at the Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Clinton and other times at the home.
The funeral services were held at 3pm, Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Holly Grove Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tyanna Day and Rev. Graham Elmore officiating.
Entombment was made in the Bradsher Family Cemetery located at 3000 Moseley Avenue, Clinton, North Carolina.