James Rudd, 72, of Wardell, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at his residence.
Born Aug. 7, 1932, he was the son of the late James "Preacher" and Clara Rudd.
On Nov. 3, 1951, he married Mary Katherine Sharp, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include six sons, David Rudd, of Gideon, Mo., Ronnie Rudd, of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Terry, Kenny, Paul and Robert Rudd, all of Wardell; four daughters, Maxine Jones, of Morrilton, Ark., Janie Chastain, of Chaffee, Mo., and Virginia McCormick and Letha Stricklin, both of Hayti, Mo.; two brothers; five sisters; 20 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 2, at the John W. German Funeral Home in Hayti.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Griff Walker officiating.
Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti.