Winifred Jean Winnie Rudd, 75, of Orange passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Brother Dale Lee, pastor of the Cowboy Church of Orange County. Interment will follow at Mattox Cemetery in Mayflower. Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm, Thursday, at the funeral home. Winnie was born in Wiergate on August 14, 1937, to Benjamin Alto Rudd and Onita Merle (Holton) Rudd Mattingly. She was an outside plant construction supervisor for AT&T and a member of the Woodworkers of Southeast Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Alto Rudd and Onita Merle (Holton) Rudd Mattingly; step father, Roy Mattingly and nephew, Robert Hindt. She is survived by her partner of 35 years, Sue Caldwell of Orange; sister, Doris Reed and husband Jim of Orange and cousins, Betty and Carl Colicher of Lumberton, Sandy and Wayne Foster of Lufkin, Darlene and Bill Rogers of Florida, Robert Lynn and Sue Ross of Carolina Shores, NC, Ray and Nita Brock of Vidor, Gayla Dubose of Beaumont and her son, Benjamin Dubose of Houston, John William and Thelma Rudd of Spicewood, Ronnie and Mary Agnes Rudd of Marble Falls, Donnie Rudd, Fred Pfleider, Jr. of Lumberton, Martha Frances and Roe Wroebleski of Galena Park, Jerry and Charlsie Rudd of Greenwood S.C. and Molly and Jim Bobbitt of Fanett. Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Kennedy, Mark Kennedy, Greg Kennedy, Ray Brock, Larry Brock and Benjamin Dubose. In lieu of flowers, Winnie's family requests that donations be made to The Cowboy Church of Orange County, 673 FM 1078, Orange, TX 77632 or to
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 8, 2013