Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lena Flatt Dudney,  90,  of
the  Free  State  community of Jackson County, Tennessee, will
be   held   at   1   P.M.   on   Thursday,  November  13, 2008, at
Anderson   -   Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro,
TN. Burial will follow in the Dudney Family Cemetery in the Free
State community.

The family will receive friends on  Wednesday  from 2 P.M. – 5
P.M.  and  from  6 P.M. – 9 P.M.,  and  Thursday  from 10 A.M
until time of services.

Mrs. Dudney passed away on Monday,  November 10, 2008, at
NHC Health Care in Cookeville, TN.
   
She was born December 25, 1917,  in  Jackson  County, TN, to
the late
Henry Franklin and Delia Birdwell Flatt.   On  May 9,
1942, she was married to  the  late
Frank Lee Dudney, who
passed away March 28, 1994.

She  was   a   former   cafeteria   employee   at   Gainesboro
Elementary School,  and a member of the Free State Church of
Christ.

In addition to her husband and parents,  she  was  preceded in
death  by  
4  Brothers: Benton M., Tom B., J.D., and Mitchell
Flatt;   and   
5   Sisters:  Clena  Chaffin,   Bertha  Dorris,   Lillie
Birdwell, Eunice Lozon, and Rebecca Selestow.

Survivors  include  
1 Daughter and Son-in-Law:  Judy  and
Tim Chambers of Cookeville, TN;
1  Granddaughter  and  her
husband:   
Cyndi   and   Josh Blackburn  of  Springfield,  TN; 2
Sisters-in-Law:
  Elizabeth Flatt   of   Cookeville, TN, and Betty
Flatt    of    Granville,  TN;   and   
3   Sisters:  Edna  Roberts of
Gainesboro, TN,  Jessie Chaffin  of  Cookeville, TN,  and  Marie
Hershburger   of   Michigan.   Several   nieces,  nephews,  other
relatives, and friends also survive.

Bro. Ronald Strong  and  Bro. Randy Bybee  will  officiate  at
the services.

Pallbearers:   John   Ray   Dorris,    Hugh   Birdwell,   David
Roberts,  Jim Blankenship,  Jerry Wilson,  Steve Holman,  Jimmy
Dudney, and Jimmy Anderson

Honorary Pallbearers:  Tom Flatt,  Bobby Birdwell,  Wayne
Roberts,  Leamon Flatt,  Bill Flatt, Don Flatt, Kenneth Flatt, Ben
Flatt, Greg Lozon, Ken Chaffin, Mike Morgan,  and  Robert Lynn
© 2008 Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home