04/03/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dorris Raines Dudley

Dorris Anne Raines Dudley
(26 Jan 1918 - 1 Apr 2008)

West Point High School Class of June 1936

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  
As incredible as it seems, there is yet more sad news which we somehow missed this morning. 
 Dorris Raines Dudley, mother-in-law of Donna Lucado Dudley ('69) of VA, passed away in Gloucester on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at the age of 90. 


    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 04/03/08 - "Did You Know":

Carol,
 
  Dale Lucado ('68 - of VA) sent me an e-mail telling me about the death of   Dorris Dudley.  She is the mother-in-law of Donna Lucado Dudley ('69 - of VA).  Mrs. Dudley was the RN for Dr. L. S. Cowling for many years. She became a friend to many patients of Dr. Cowling over the years.  With the office being on our block, we saw her almost daily.  She was a remarkable lady.....
 
Love,
Linda L. Lane

   Thank you, Linda, I did not realize this was one of "ours". 


 From the Daily Press - 04/03/08:    

                  Dorris Anne Raines Dudley

 

GLOUCESTER - Dorris Anne Raines Dudley was born Jan. 26, 1918, and died on April 1, 2008.

Dorris was raised in Bohannon, Va., a part of Mathews County, Va. She attended school at Peninsula School in Mathews and graduated from West Point High School in June of 1936. She then graduated from Elizabeth Buxton Hospital Professional School of Nursing in 1939 as a Registered Nurse. After graduation, she was employed as a private duty nurse. She was an active member of the Buxton Alumnae Association and over the years served as president three different terms, holding other offices as well. She was also the first president of the Exchangette Club of Newport News.

She was a resident of Hampton for 38 years. She was a former member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, serving as president of the Ladies' Bible School Class and Circle Leader in the Women's society at Aldersgate. She was a member of the Wythe Woman's Club for many years.

 

 

 


Mrs. Dudley was employed as the office nurse, secretary and receptionist for Dr. Lawrence S. Cowling of Newport News for 26 years.

She moved her residence from Hampton in 1992 to York County. She then transferred her church membership from Aldersgate Methodist Church to Providence United Methodist Church. She joined the Ladies Bible Class and the Dana Tyson Circle there. In 2001, she moved to Gloucester County and was a recent resident of Walter Reed Convalescent Center.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Daisy Raines Hodges; her brother, retired Air Force Captain Lewis W. Raines; and her daughter, Cynthia Dudley Berryman.

She is survived by two children and their spouses, Brenda Martin and her husband, Mike, and George Dudley Jr. and his wife, Donna, and her son-in-law, Bobby Berryman. She has seven grandchildren, Kim Middlebrooks, Robb Berryman and his wife, Georgette, Brent Fulford and his wife, Sharon, Cindi Sharp and her husband, Jamie, Ardi Nichols, Ryan Dudley and his wife, Christina, and Erin Dudley; two step-grandchildren, Kacie Smith and David Martin; eight great-grandchildren, Ronnie Dean Middlebrooks, Haleigh Middlebrooks, Kayla Nichols, Dylan Berryman, Tucker Sharp, Ryker Sharp, Bryce Fulford and Brooklyne Fulford; and two step-great-grandsons, Grant Russo and Devin Smith. She will be greatly missed by her family.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 4, at Providence United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kay Barstow Gentry officiating. Interment will be private in Haynes Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Memorial donations, if anyone so wishes, may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 6315 North Center Drive, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502.

Published in the Daily Press on 4/3/2008.

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Dearest Cindi~

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Grandmother. Take comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering and is with you always. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with!

Love ya'
Shannon
Shannon Boothe (Gloucester, VA) - April 3, 2008
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Dear George and Brenda,
I am sorry to learn of your mother's passing. During her employment with Dr. Cowling, she began a long friendship with our family that lasted many years. She was a great nurse and friend. I know you will miss her. She brought comfort to many and I hope that comfort is felt by you today and the coming weeks.
Linda L. Lane (Williamsburg, VA) - April 3, 2008
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MR. DUDLEY, DONNA & FAMILY,
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER. I ONLY MET HER A FEW TIMES AND SHE WAS ALWAYS A SWEET AND KIND LADY. MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESSED HER WITH A LONG LIFE, AND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE DAY SHE DROVE UP ON THE CURVE AT THE DRIVE UP AT THE GRAFTON BRANCH. SHE THEN WAS SO DETERMINED TO KEEP HER INDEPENDENCE AND I COMMEND HER FOR THAT. SHE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. FROM WANDA AT BAYPORT CU.
WANDA JONES (WILLIAMSBURG, VA) - April 3, 2008
 
 
To the Dudley Family...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.

All my love...
Lisa H. (Yorktown, VA) - April 3, 2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   Our deepest condolences are extended to Mrs. Dudley's friends and family at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".
 

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?


"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05

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