She was born June 2, 1940 in Stegall, the daughter of Sylvia Lee and Delta (Fortner) Manuel. She married Mr. A.D. Rudd Oct. 17, 1956.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harold Chatman and Cletus Manuel; two sisters, Pauline Rogers and Alene Johnson; and one grandson.
Mrs. Rudd is survived by her husband of 56 years, A.D. Rudd of the home; two sons, Ronny Wayne Rudd of Newport Airbase and Roger Dale Rudd and wife, Suzanne, of Newport; one daughter, Darlene Shipman and husband, Wayne, of Jonesboro; one brother, Thomas Wayne Manuel of Ravenden Springs; two sisters, Lois Carrick of Newport and Raye Tubbs of Grubbs; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charlie Rudd, Elbie Aitkens, John Lacy Aitkens, Clis Rudd and wife, Carol, and Ricky Rudd and wife, Peggy.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lou Butterfield officiating. Interment followed in Clark Cemetery. Friends visited at the funeral home, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 from 5-8 p.m.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home (www.jacksonsfh.com).