2017-09-27 / Obituaries

Evelyn Dudley


Evelyn Swords Dudley, 99, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the Miller Nursing Home in Colquitt, Ga.

Mrs. Dudley was born March 12, 1918, to the late Harvin Swords and Camilla Gore Swords. She was a nurse serving hospitals in Blakely, Bainbridge Arlington and retired after working at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, Ga. She was a member of Arlington Baptist Church, Arlington, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskel Dudley; one daughter, Shirley Jean Thomas; two sisters, Kate Parr and Mary Jordan; and one brother, Haniel Swords.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol Thomas Bryan and husband Bill of Leary, Ga; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Arlington at 11 a.m. with Dr. Gary Hadden officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were Trey Bryan, Matt Bryan, Will Bryan, Jacob Bryan, John Bryan and Gary Swords.

Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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