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Josephine Ethridge (Bell) HUDSON


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Josephine Ethridge (Bell) HUDSON Obituary
HUDSON (Bell), Josephine Ethridge Josephine Ethridge Bell Hudson, age 92, died of heart failure on August 7, 2018 in Gainesville, Georgia. She is survived by her daughters, Becky (Steve) Allen and Sally (Chris) Earnest, and her son, David (Shannon) Hudson. She has five grandsons Steven and William Allen, Blake and Jeremy Hudson, and Clark Earnest; and three granddaughters Bonnie Earnest Graydon, Katherine Allen Meyers, and Jordan Hudson. She has 15 great-grandchildren. She also has several nieces and nephews, and many loving cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Hudson, of Atlanta Georgia; parents Roger and Floy Bell, of Decatur, Georgia; and her sister, Jane Bell Allen of Manchester, Georgia. Jo was born on October 13, 1925 in Atlanta, Georgia, to parents Roger Hardy Bell and Floy Ethridge Bell. She graduated from Georgia College in Milledgeville with a degree in Dietary Science. Throughout her career, she held positions in various hospitals and nursing homes, but spent the majority of her time, for 16 years, as dietician for Lakeside High School in DeKalb County. Jo was a great family woman and a loving mother and grandmother. She married William D Hudson in 1951 in Decatur, Georgia. The couple raised their three children, Becky, Sally and David, in DeKalb County. Jo was a social, active woman who was deeply involved in her church for the majority of her life. She was still a member at Mountain Park First Baptist and before that a long time member at Briarlake Baptist. She enjoyed spending time with her family, teaching children's Sunday School, and playing bridge. Her family and friends will always remember her as a kind person who always found the best in other people. The family praises God for a wonderful life well lived and much loved. A funeral is scheduled for Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm, with visitation at 1:00pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home at 3150 Lawrenceville Hwy Tucker, Ga. Reverend J. Blake Hudson will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jo's life. The family would like to thank friends and loved ones for all their many prayers and condolences. Flowers can be sent to Floral Hills Funeral Home. Donations can be sent to the at www2.heart.org.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 11, 2018
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