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Claude Dudley Wooldridge / October 21, 2021

Claude Dudley Wooldridge, 61, of Nathalie, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. He was born in Halifax on Oct. 7, 1960, son of the late Aubrey Jett Woold-ridge and the late Virginia Beatrice Hupp Wooldridge. He was married to Mary Frances Waller Wooldridge, who survives, and attended the Worship Center. Claude enjoyed watching wrestling, old cars and loved his pets.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Wooldridge is survived by his son, Brandon Dudley Eugene Wooldridge; step children, Jason Andrew Waller (Veronica Ramirez) of Texas, Melanie Carter and fiancé Johnaton Vaughan of Nathalie, Lindsey Carter Snead of Nathalie; his siblings, Aubrey Eugene Wooldridge of South Boston, Linda Poteat (Gerald) of Buffalo Junction; host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends and his beloved pets, Behr, Millie and Xena.

He was preceded in death by his siblings Nannie Mae Wooldridge and Ronald David Wooldridge.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Ricky Whitlow officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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