Rhonda Lee Rhudy, 71, of Independence, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.
She was born Aug. 1, 1942, at Dowagiac, Mich., to the late Linton Charles Smith and Loretta Luttrell Smith.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jean C. Rhudy.
Survivors include three daughters, Francesca Marino of Weaverville, Calif., Loretta Bourgeois of San Diego, Calif., and Antinina Marino of Elk Creek; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marge Geegan and Janet Wright of Miss.; and one brother, Charles Smith of Miss.
A memorial service was held Feb. 1, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church, Independence. The Rev. Terri Johnson Gregory officiated. Cremains interred in Jerusalem Cemetery.
Memorial contribution may be made to Lamb's Table at First UMC, P.O. Box 219, Independence, Va. 24348.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, was in charge of arrangements.
Published in Galax Gazette from Feb. 3 to Feb. 4, 2014