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Lelia W. Dudley

Lelia Lane Watson Dudley, 91, of Moneta, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Runk & Pratt Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late James William Dudley. They were married for 54 years. Born May 17, 1921 in Moneta, she was a daughter of the late Johnnie Daniel Watson and Mattie Agatha Anderson. She was a retired federal employee with the Defense General Supply. Lelia graduated in 1937 as valedictorian at Moneta High School. She was a lifetime member of the Moneta Garden Club, and a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and son-in-law, Charles Couture. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Couture; son, James Watson Dudley, Sr. and wife, Lydia B.; a brother, Richard Anderson Watson and wife, Laura; grandchildren, James Watson Dudley, Jr. and wife, Debra, Robert Wayne Dudley and wife, Stacy, Dean Mavridis; a sister in law, Margaret Watson; three great-grandchildren, Sydney, Paige, and Reese Dudley; and a number of nieces and nephews. At her request a graveside service was held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11 AM at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Moneta, conducted by the Rev. David Lord. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church. P.O. Box 458, Moneta, Va 24121. The family would like to thank the care givers at Runk & Pratt for the care given to Lelia. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, (540)-586-3443.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2013
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