Carolyn M. Hudson

Published 5:02 pm Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Funeral Services for Ruth Carolyn Mozingo Hudson were held Feb. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Saulters Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Lakewood Memorial Park. Saulters Funeral Home in Prentiss was in charge of arrangements

Rev. David Michael officiated. Pallbearers were Rickey Lane, Payton Lane, Parker Lane, Bert Kuyrkendall and Brantley Hudson.

Ruth Carolyn Mozingo Hudson ended her nine-year battle with Alzheimer’s on Feb. 8, 2018. Her life ended as she lived it, with grace, strength and dignity.

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She was the daughter of the late James Robert Mozingo Sr. and Edna McPhail Mozingo. Carolyn was born in Biloxi on Oct. 5, 1944, and she moved with her family to Jackson when she was two years old. She attended Whitfield Elementary School and graduated from Provine High School. She received her BA in elementary education from Millsaps College.  She taught elementary age children in Oxford, Greenwood, Jackson and Prentiss.

At an early age she professed her faith in Jesus Christ. She was a longtime member of Prentiss Baptist Church where she served on a variety of committees. Her passion was teaching children the word of God through Bible drill, choir, and Sunday school and singing in the choir.

In 1965, she married Jimmy Truitte Carter of Jackson. Together they had three children:  Martha Allyson, Elizabeth Leigh and Bartly Truitte.

In 2001 Carolyn married Woodley Hudson of Prentiss and Hattiesburg. She was a resident for the last six years at Alden Pointe Assisted Living Facility in Hattiesburg.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Woodley Hudson; children, Allyson Lane (Rickey) of Columbus; Leigh Kuyrkendall (Bert) of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Bart Carter (Natalie) of Mendenhall; nine grandchildren, Payton, Parker and Brooklyn Lane; Caroline, Laurel and Elise Kuyrkendall; Abigail, Wilkes and Truitte Carter; stepsons, Phil Hudson and Jeffrey Hudson and grandson Brantley Hudson. She is also survived by her sister, Martha; brother, Jimmy; several nieces and nephews and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Bobbye Sue Mozingo Busbee Carter.

Donations can be made in her honor to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina 28607 (

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