Elsie Hudson will celebrate her 100th birthday on Aug. 19, 2013.
Mary Elsie Carter Hudson was born Aug. 19, 1913, in Speers Ferry in Scott County, Va. She was one of nine children born to her parents Dale Carter and Josephine Calhoun Carter who married on Oct. 8, 1899. Her father was 58 years old when Elsie was born.
Elsie moved to Kingsport, where she met Kelly Hudson. They were married on Oct. 27, 1934 and celebrated almost 36 years together before his passing in 1969.
Elsie and Kelly had six children: Harold “Smiley” Hudson, Ann Hudson Ellis, Doris Hudson LaForce, Linda Hudson Blevins, and twins Allen and Larry Hudson. They have six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Elsie became a Christian at a tent revival before becoming a wife and mother. She attended the First Church of God then Community United Methodist Church, both on Gibson Mill Road, Kingsport.
There will be a birthday celebration of family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Wexford House. Elsie has been residing there since having surgery for a broken hip at the end of March. Her doctor said she was completely healed in three months. What an amazing lady!