The Rev. Cecil W. Dudley, 89, of Covington, passed away July 7, 2015. Rev. Dudley was a veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving during World War II. He served the Methodist church, for more than 40 years, locally at Red Oak United Methodist Church, Alcovy United Methodist Church, both in Covington, and Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church, in Porterdale. Rev. Dudley devoted his life to the ministry of the Lord, always exemplifying the Christian spirit to everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Elizabeth (Thompson) Dudley; first wife, Grace (Teasley) Dudley; second wife, Jeanette (Clegg) Dudley; and his son, Richard S. Dudley.
Survivors include his step-children, Linda Curtis, Glenn Clegg, both of McDonough; sisters, Miriam King of Comer, Frances Butler of Dewy Rose, GA, Alma Sue Clark of Winder; brother, Joe E. Dudley of Comer; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Rev. Dudley will be held Friday, July 10, 2015, 1 p.m., at Alcovy United Methodist Church, 12521 Alcovy Road, in Covington, with Rev. Teresa Lilja and Rev. Phil DeMoore officiating. Interment will follow Friday afternoon, 4 p.m., at Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery, 352 Bethesda Church Road, in Hartwell. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Thursday, July 9, from 6-8 p.m.
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