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Judith Dudley

April 24, 1940 — February 20, 2023

Hope Mills, NC

Judith Ann Watts Dudley, 82 of Hope Mills, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023.

Judy was born on April 24, 1940, in Stephenson County, IL. Judy is the daughter of the late Ralph and Elsie Watts. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Glen Dudley.

Judy was raised in Oregon, IL.  She graduated from Oregon High School in the class of 1958.  She attended and graduated from Sterling School of Beauty Culture.  Judy worked in Oregon and then purchased the Petite Beauty Salon in the 1960's. She later spent many years at Salon Farouche in Huntington, WV.

She is survived by her son, Paul Race of Myrtle Beach, SC; son, Peter Race of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Brent Race (fiancé Sarah McComas), Jean-Paul Race, and Jocelyn Race; great granddaughter on the way Eleanor Francis Race; siblings, Joyce Davis (Larry), Roger Watts, Roland Watts (Linda), Vicky Beard (Bub), and Jeff Watts (Denise); stepmother, Verna Watts; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends.

Judy enjoyed several hobbies in her free time, to include her love of gardening, fishing, bird watching, and caring for her fur babies. She loved her family immensely and was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. Judy will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations in Judy's honor be made to Kind Keeper Animal Rescue in Myrtle Beach, SC at

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Monday, March 13, 2023

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4721 Dunrobin Dr, Hope Mills, NC 28348

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