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Dorothy Watts Hudson / January 25, 2018

Dorothy Watts Hudson died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Richmond. She was born on Nov. 28, 1926 in Halifax County, the daughter of David Emory and Ida Murray Watts. She was married for 56 years to Richard Lowery Hudson until his death on Nov. 3, 2002.

She is survived by her devoted sons, Ronald L. Hudson (Nancy) of Richmond and Michael W. Hudson (Sarah) of Charlottesville; granddaughter, Jennifer Hudson Cardwell (Mark) of New Kent; grandson, Matthew S. Hudson of Charlottesville; and great-granddaughter, Jill Suzanne Cardwell, also of New Kent. She is also survived by two sisters, Mary Shirley Ford of South Boston and Nancy Jane Rodgers of Fredericksburg as well as many devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, John Gilliam Watts and David Emory Watts Jr.

A funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Shady Grove United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation in Richmond, where she lived from 1943 to 1989, was held Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Bliley’s Funeral Home.

Visitation in South Boston will be held Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Shady Grove UMC, 8007 E. Hyco Road, Virgilina, VA 24598.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

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