Fred and Marvelle Hudson of Sherman will mark their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday. They will celebrate with a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
The Hudsons were married on Aug. 17, 1962, at the old Central Baptist Church, now Grayson Bible Baptist Church, in Sherman by the Rev. L.S. Ledbetter. Attendants included: maid of honor, Alexis Tocquigny; bridesmaids, Molly Daugherty and Lois Mullins, sister of the bride; best man, Paul Dedeyan; groomsmen, Weldon Hutson and Earl Thompson; candlelighters, Linda Ledbetter and Innette Sofey; and flower girl, Teri Sue Ledbetter. Music was provided by Edgar Hutson, organist and Bill Hough, soloist. Serving at the reception were Nancy Shane, Melba Grissom and Mrs. L. S. Ledbetter.
Marvelle Hudson was born in Denison, the daughter of Jesse Garlan and Elrene Mullins. She is a 1962 graduate of Sherman High School and has had a career in bookkeeping, and is now employed with Hobby Lobby. She serves as the church clerk of Victory Missionary Baptist Church and is the treasurer of the Preston Bend Cemetery Association.
Fred Hudson was born in Seattle, Washington and is the adopted son of Dick and Evelyn Roorda, formally of Chehalis, Washington. He is a 1960 graduate of W.F. West High School in Chehalis. He served in both the Washington and Texas Army National Guard and the US Air Force, and was stationed at Perrin Air Force Base. After 35 years, he retired from owning and operating Hudson Painting and Drywall Contracting. He enjoys working around the couple’s home, flower gardening and watching the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks and Texas Rangers.
The Hudsons are active members of Victory Missionary Baptist Church. They enjoy traveling and attending theatrical productions of the Sherman Community Players.
The Hudsons children are Jessica Adams and her husband, Brian, Jana Jones and James Hudson, all of Sherman. There are six grandchildren.