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Obituary: James Ordell Fudge, 83, Adair County, KY

Mr. Fudge was a member of a large, respected South Adair Co., KY family and was a member of the Red Lick Missionary Baptist Church. He was a good man, a retired farmer, and is warmly remembered for his gentle humor, his hard work and industry, his stewardship and love of the land, and his memorable personal philosophy.

James Ordell Fudge, age 83 years, of 992 Sparksville RD, Columbia, KY, in the Sparksville community of Adair Co., passed away Saturday, October 3, 2009 at11:41pmCT at his home.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at 1:00pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, with Rev. C. G. Morrison, Bro. Jim Williams and Dr. Ted Taylor the officiating clergy. Interment in Roach Cemetery on Toria Road in the Sparksville community. Visitation will be after 4:00pmCT on Monday, October 5, 2009.

James Ordell Fudge, 83, Adair Co., KY. (November 29, 1925 - October 3, 2009)

He was born on Nov. 29, 1925 in Adair County, the son of the lateJames Alvin and Emma Jessie Fudge, and died Saturday, October 3, 2009, at his home at the age of 83 years, 10 months, and 4 days. He is survived by his wife Zelma Merle Stotts Fudge, Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • One son: Billy Joe Fudge and wife Libby, Columbia, KY
  • Three grandchildren: Shay Knifley and husband Chris; Cameron Feese, andPrindle Hinton and husband Mike

  • Great grandchildren: Hayden Neal, Hayley Knifley, Harrison Knifley andJackson Hinton

  • And several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives andfriends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Daryel Gene Fudge in 1949,and two sisters, Isla Fudge and Eula Jessie.

He was a member of the Red Lick Missionary Baptist Church and a retiredfarmer.
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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James Ordell Fudge
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