About

Our Caring Staff

Jay Hudson
Owner/Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Jay was raised in Bridgeport by his grandparents, Alvin and Dorothy Largent. Following graduation from Bridgeport High School in 1991, he attended Weatherford College and The Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, graduating with academic ach...
Brian Torres
Owner/Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Brian is the youngest son of Salvador (Chito) and Nita Torres. He graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1988 and attended Weatherford College and The Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. After graduating in 1990, he moved to Oklahoma t...
Larry Fair
Funeral Director's Assistant
Larry was born in West Helena, Arkansas and was raised about thirty minutes west in Forrest City, Arkansas. He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War before going on to earn his Master's degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock...
Bill Hughes
Funeral Director's Assistant
Bill has lived in Decatur most of his life. He has been married to his wife, the former Jackie Pinkerton, for 56 years. Bill and Jackie are members of First Baptist Church Decatur and actively involved in ministry. They share two sons, th...
Jay Bridwell
Funeral Director's Assistant
Interpreting the idea of a family funeral home quite literally, Jay Bridwell became a member of the Hudson-Torres team in August of 2019, where he serves the communities of Wise County alongside his aunt and uncle, Melanie and Larry Fair....
David Garrison & Harriet Garrison
Funeral Director's Assistant - Support Staff
Harriet was raised in Bridgeport by her parents Jane and Edgar Cowling; her roots run deep as her grandfather Edgar P Cowling was born in Bridgeport in the 1800’s, working in the coal mines and the railroad company. David moved to Bri...
Melanie Fair
Administrative Assistant
Melanie was born and raised in Bowie, Texas, before moving to Bridgeport in the sixth grade, were she continues to live today. She comes from a newspaper background and spent years working at the Bridgeport Index, her family's publication....
Cheryl Mosley
Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Mosley joined the Hudson and Torres Family Funeral Home staff in August of 2020. She comes to us with experience having worked in a funeral home previously. Cheryl lives in Decatur with her husband, David Mosley. They have thr...