August 9, 2017 Jerry Wayne "Petie" Dudley, 61, of Buchanan, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Thurman Edgar Ayers and mother, Laura Hilda Dudley; grandparents, Lowell "Teen" and Lucy "Ida" Dudley, Pete and Dalie Ayers, and honorable mention step-grandparents, Ed and Bertha Dudley; as well as the many uncles and aunts he loved so dearly on all sides of the family. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Thurman and Kathleen Dudley of Virginia Beach; honorable mention stepfather, Estelle Dudley of Buchanan; uncles and aunt, James and Roena Fowler of Buchanan, Herbert Ayers of Buchanan, and Howard Dudley of Natural Bridge; and the other aunts, uncles, and cousins of the step-family whom he cared about as well; a wonderful partner of fourteen years, Dorothy "Dottie" Killinger of Roanoke; nephews and nieces, Christopher, Timothy, Gregory and Diane, Augustus, and Anastasia Dudley of Virginia Beach; grand nephews and nieces, Silas, Kaylee, Kelsey, and Kinley of Virginia Beach; and cousins at various locations - Carolyn, Cheryl, Malcolm, David, Darlene, and Rita. All family and friends are invited to the Funeral services and remembrance for Jerry which will be held during Interment at the Rapps Mill Cemetery 10 a.m., on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Officiating will be Chaplain I. Ray Sloan. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations be made to local organization such as Fire and Rescue or graveyard caretakers in honor of Jerry Wayne Dudley. Online condolences may be made at


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