Frances McCall Hudson
July 26, 1915 - July 23, 2014
Frances McCall Hudson died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, three days before her 99th birthday. She was born in Karuizawa, Japan, on July 26, 1915, where her parents served as missionaries. Frances attended Berea College in Kentucky where she met and married Charles Edwin Hudson. After he served as a Navy Lieutenant in World War II he was a Boy Scout Field Executive in Mississippi and later the Chief Scout Executive for the Great Smokey Mountain Council in Knoxville. Frances taught school for many years in Dante, Heiskell and Farragut, and then was famous as "Ms. Goat," raising milk goats, and founding the East Tennessee Goat Club. She often showed her goats and was frequently called upon to be a judge in goat shows. In 1989 she and Charlie moved to Sevierville to live with Louise and Jim Rugh, and was active in the First United Methodist Church of Sevierville. During her last years she was cared for by her daughters, Mary Carpenter and Louise Rugh in their homes. She was a wonderful and beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, avid gardener, farmer, nutritionist, homemaker and teacher. She had a love and concern for people and animals.Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edwin Hudson; her son, Robert M. Hudson; and a great- grandson, Noah Hudson Butler.
A club was formed in July, 1975, by Frances Hudson, Lillian Macres, and Ruth Treadway for the purpose of exchanging information on raising dairy goats. The first meeting was held July 12, 1975, at the home of Ruth Treadway with 12 dairy goat owners present. On October 18, 1975, the name Smoky Mountain Dairy Goat Association was chosen for the Club.
The purpose of this association is to promote goats in general and dairy goats in particular. We strive for improvement both in the genetic quality and care of our animals. To accomplish this we serve as a clearing house for information so that each member's understanding of goats may be advanced. We serve as encouragement to one another in our goat raising endeavors and are unified and unselfish in service to our organization.
President: Pam Walker; firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Kathy Howard; email@example.com
Secretary: Patti Treece; firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Ken Everett; email@example.com