PLUM BRANCH, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, June 5, 2006 at his residence, Mr. Thomas W. "Pops" Dudley, Jr., 83, husband of Mrs. Delaine Britton Dudley. Mr. Dudley was a native of Stillmore, GA and had lived in Augusta since he was 7 years old until 1984 when he moved to Plum Branch, SC. He was a WWII Navy Veteran who served on the USS Upshur in the Atlantic Theatre. He was a retired merchant in the package store industry. Mr. Dudley was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church. Family members in addition to his wife include his sons, Tommy Dudley and Pete Dudley of Plum Branch; grandchildren, April Barr and husband, Stephen; Tom Dudley; great grandchildren, Jackson Barr, Griffin Barr and special friends, Lynn and Stuart Prather, Kristen Prather and Stuart Prather. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Dr. Joe Lusk officiating. Pallbearers will be Vasey Reece, David Redd, Benny Jackson, Ed Thompson, Danny Newton and Henry Wylds. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Piedmont Hospice, 408 West Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706)364-8484.
The Augusta Chronicle-June 8, 2006