Dudley, Helen Earley

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Helen Earley Dudley, age 99, of Christiansburg, VA passed away into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Our family is so grateful for the time we had with her.

She was born in Montgomery County, VA on May 20, 1921 to the late Martha Gordon Earley and George Washington Earley.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 67 years, Melvin M. Dudley; son, Morris W. Dudley; daughter, Margaret Dudley Preston; brothers, Jim, John, Frank, and Wilson Earley; sisters, Delia Smith, Pearl Akers, Lucy Akers, and Hazel Oliver.

Surviving are her daughters, Carolyn DeHart (Edgar), Evelyn Ratcliffe; daughter-in-law, Maxine C. Dudley; son-in-law, Donald G. Preston; grandchildren, Edgar H. DeHart, Jr. (Tabitha), Stephanie Carico, Donald G. Preston, Jr., Brian Ratcliffe (Melissa); Christina Dudley; along with six great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Good Samaritan Hospice (especially Denise, Kayla and Brittney) for their outstanding care of our mother during the last 3 months.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to Shawsville Rescue Squad or Good Samaritan Hospice. Services will be private.