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Mary Lynn Dudley

Mary Lynn Dudley

Mary Lynn Dudley passed away on March 17, 2017. She was a vivacious lady who exuded grace, charm, and dignity and at the same time she was entertaining, friendly, and fully devoted to her family and friends. She lit up a room when she entered.

She attended Mt. Vernon College and the University of Arkansas where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and Miss University of Arkansas. Later she enjoyed being a member of the Little Rock Garden Club and a trustee of the Arkansas Arts Center.

Her first marriage gave her three wonderful children, Steve (Gay) Anthony, Paige Tipton, Ed Anthony, and five beloved grandchildren, Addison Anthony, Wilson Anthony, Tyler Tipton, Laura Cain Tipton, and Brooks Tipton. Mary Lynn was especially fond of her first great-granddaughter, Emerson Claire Anthony.

She and Justice Robert H. Dudley were married later and enjoyed twenty-six wonderful years of marriage. During this time she gardened, became an investor, played tennis and golf, and after she could no longer play sports, enjoyed spending time with her friends playing Maj-Jong. She loved Judge Dudley’s children, Debbie (Frank) Branson, Kathy Helms, Cindy (Spenser) Longshore, Bob (Marjorie) Dudley, and their children and grandchildren.

At Mary Lynn’s request there will be a get together of her friends at her home, 1900 Country Club Lane. This visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017. Later there will be a private interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, friends make a memorial to their favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home,

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"What a wonderful person Mary Lynn was. We loved her too!

Jack and Lawana Lyon | morrilton, AR

"Mary Lynn was a wonderful, funny and loving person. We came to know and love her with her marriage to Judge Dudley. Love and peace from Dee and Patti.

Dee H Hickman | Little Rock, AR

"My prayers and thoughts are with Mary Lynn's family."
Ann Treadway Henry | Columbia, S.C.

"May God Bless! Many fond memories of FCC days. So much class, charm, and beautiful lady, inside and out. "
Randy Burford | Lakeland, LA

"Thank you for all the years, the smiles, and the friendship. I always looked forward to our visits. Prayers for your family. You are truly going to be missed. "
Mark Gibson | Beebe , AR

"Sending my thoughts, prayers, and heartfelt condolences to Mary Lynn's family and friends. She was a beautiful person inside and out and will be missed greatly by all who knew her. She had an incomparable grace and charm that made anyone and everyone feel as if they had always been her best friend. May God bless and keep you all..."
Mildred Green | Fordyce, AR

"Peace to the original loving WOSM."
Debbie Dudley Branson | Dallas, TX

"Sending sincere condolences to our Anthony cousins. We understand how hard it is to lose such a dear lady who was so precious to so many. We're thinking of you with love, and praying for comfort for all the family. "
Anthony and Ann Grigsby | Little Rock, AR, AR

"We will miss our dear friend, Mary Lynn always. We will remember fondly the many wonderful times we had together!"
Betty and Richard Griffin | Houston, TX

"What an amazing person. Having known Mary Lynn going on twenty years, I always looked forward to her energy, laugh and insight. Wile terribly sad that she is no longer with us, I will remember her as I knew her.
Bless you.

Chris Harkins | Little Rock, AR

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