Coleman Jarred & Mary Jane Warrick Hudson Family Reunion
Honorees - Memorials
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Janie Doll Hudson Bradsher Wallace
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.

David Dwight Hudson Sr. (1991)
David Dwight Hudson Sr. (1991)

David Dwight Hudson Sr.

(3/27/1934 - )

Son of George Washington Hudson, grandson of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson.

David has perfect attendance at the reunions since the first one in 1974. He has always served the reunion in one capacity or another including serving as an officer for many years. He has been the elected President of the reunion since forever.

If not for David, this website would not exist. Over the years he managed to collect photos and nuclear family trees for every child of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson, the first post you see on each [child] (photos) page. He collected many of the old photos, including the names of participants that appear on the first 63 posts of the History – Life (Homestead Farm) page and the first 38 posts of the George (photos) page. He provided almost all the information for these posts. He helped his nephew, Gary Alan Hudson, to sort through three collections of photos.  He directed Gary and his brother Michael Keith Hudson while they were working on the Homestead Farm taking estimated measurements of the sizes and locations of the all the buildings and landscape features - the few that still exist, and the many that no longer exist. The result of this activity are the site maps that appear on the History – Life (Homestead Farm) page. He preserved the pieces of equipment that had been used on the Homestead Farm that appear in picture posts on the History – Life (Homestead Farm) page. He directed Gary, and drove him around to take pictures of buildings of interest scattered in and about Turkey, NC. We could go on.

2012 - Reunion Secreatarial Staff Retiring
2012 - Reunion Secreatarial Staff Retiring

Sue Jones Barwick Sutton Jones

(9/4/1942 - )

Gwendolyn (Gwen) Bishop

(12/26/1944 - )

Barbara Jean Hudson

This picture was taken at the 2012 reunion when the three ladies announced their retirement after many years of volunteer work between and at the reunions.

Pictured from left to right are Sue Jones Barwick Sutton Jones, Gwendolyn (Gwen) Bishop, and Barbara Jean Hudson.

Sue helped her Aunt Juanita (Juanita Hudson Whitfield) with secretarial work between reunions, but all three, for many years, helped with registration, record keeping and photographing at the reunions. Juanita passed a couple of months before the 2005 reunion, and Sue stepped into her shoes. All four ladies are descendants of Sam (Samuel) Daniel Hudson)

Sue Jones Barwick Sutton Jones: daughter of Elizabeth Hudson Jones, granddaughter of Samuel Daniel (Sam) Hudson, great-granddaughter of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson.

Gwendolyn (Gwen) Bishop: daughter of Mabel Louise Hudson Bishop, granddaughter of Samuel Daniel (Sam) Hudson, great-granddaughter of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson.

Barbara Jean Hudson: daughter of Rudolph Ellis Hudson, granddaughter of Samuel Daniel (Sam) Hudson, great-granddaughter of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson.

Juanita Hudson Whitfield: daughter of Samuel Daniel (Sam) Hudson, granddaughter of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson.

Elwood "Woody" Hudson
Elwood “Woody” Hudson

(12/2/1927 – 10/6/2015)

Son of George Washington Hudson, grandson of Coleman Jarred (Jart) Hudson

Woody attended the Coleman Jarred & Mary Jane Warrick Hudson Family Reunion at least twenty-nine times and served as an elected officer for many years. Take a look at the Photo Albums Index page to see which years he appeared in reunion Photo Albums.


A true southern Christian gentleman with a wonderful sense of humor, Elwood Woody Hudson died early Tuesday morning, October 6th, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center due to complications of cancer. He was 87. His homegoing was peaceful and he was surrounded by his family.

 He was the son of the late George Washington Hudson & Mamie Dudley Hudson. One of twelve siblings, he developed his work ethic growing up on the family farm in Turkey, NC.

 During WWII, he served the US Army on the island of Tinian. One who had a great interest in current events and was always up for a debate, he studied political science at NC State University.

 He was a charter member of Pineview Baptist Church and served in many capacities including deacon, choir member and Sunday School teacher. He was also the chairman of the committees that oversaw the building of the fellowship hall and the paving of the parking lot.

 Owner and operator of Hudson Insurance Agency, he was first licensed in 1956. He loved providing his customers with Golden Rule service. He refused to retire, and was working at his office within weeks of his passing.

 He was a family man with a large family. He thoroughly enjoyed annual Family Beach Week at the San Kat in Emerald Isle, and Hudson Family Reunions in Turkey. He took many trips with various family members to Europe, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Florida and bus tours of the east coast.

 The family cat, Miss Kitty was particularly fond of him. Her spot was on the floor beside his recliner until he retired for the evening when she would lay at his bedside. Coincidentally, she passed just days before he did.

 Visitation will be Saturday, October 10th at 1:00 pm at Pineview Baptist Church fellowship hall. A celebration of his life will be Saturday, October 10th at 2:00 pm at Pineview Baptist Church with Retired Pastor James E. Womble, Rev James Medlin & Rev Mike Willard officiating. Burial will be in Wayne Memorial Park immediately following the service.

 He was blessed to find great love twice in his lifetime, his wife, Susan Sue Bryant Dilley Hudson, and his late wife and mother of his children, Claudia Carlton Hudson.

 In addition to his wife Susan, he is survived by his sister, Norma H. West of Clinton; brother, David Hudson of Turkey; daughters and sons-in-law: Sherry & Fleet Woodley of Raleigh, Lisa & Dan Storey of Kill Devil Hills, Melinda & Chris Creech of Clayton; sons and daughter-in-laws: Woody & Sherri Hudson of Cocoa Beach, FL, George & Lori Hudson of Wendell; stepson & wife: Harold Glenn & Gloria Dilley of Windsor; stepdaughter & husband: Shari & Danny Davis of Stantonsburg; grandchildren: Jeremy Fleming, Caleb Hudson, Jessica Creech, Ashley Hudson, Olivia Creech, Alyssa Creech; step-grandchildren: Timmy Perry, Ashley Dilley, Trey Dilley, Cary Davis; Step-great grandchild: Kingston Perry; numerous nieces and nephews; and beloved and longtime employee, Tracey Branson of Goldsboro.