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    Thursday, June 23 2022
    Alice Rudd Roby

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    Mrs. Roby was a sweet lady. I always enjoyed waiting on her at Kenbridge Supply Co. My sympathy is with your family.
    Posted by NANCY MARSHALL ALDER on 06/24/2022 - 06:48 PM
    Bert, I'm so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family!
    Posted by Ginna Wilson on 06/24/2022 - 07:04 PM
    We are so sorry for your loss. The family is in our thoughts. She was always sweet to our family and we will remember her fondly.
    Posted by Holly Estes Minter on 06/24/2022 - 08:28 PM
    Mrs. Roby was the epitome of a lady. It was always a pleasure to talk with her. Thoughts and prayers for you all. Betsy
    Posted by Betsy Newcomb Long on 06/24/2022 - 09:10 PM
    Billy, Bert and families, God bless and comfort you at this sad time.
    Posted by Jackie B. Conner on 06/24/2022 - 09:40 PM
    So sorry for your loss. What a great legacy she leaves behind. I still have a booklet she gave me for Christmas in 1968 "Prayers and Meditations by Helen Steiner Rice." Most of the scripture I memorized was due to Mrs. Roby, Mrs. Betty Marker, Mrs.Belle Francis and my mom Helen Snead. Mrs. Roby always had a smile on her face.
    Posted by Pat "Snead" Washburn on 06/25/2022 - 08:07 AM
    Bert & Bill, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She will be missed by the community and all that knew her. Keeping the family in our prayers and may the memories of her give your comfort.
    Posted by Everett Winn on 06/25/2022 - 09:44 AM
    So sorry for your loss! She was a very sweet person. Always enjoyed going to her home at Christmas to sing carols for her! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Posted by Patricia Moody on 06/25/2022 - 11:24 AM
    Dear Family. so sorry for the loss of Mrs Roby, she was a fine lady and an asset to her community. May you all find peace and comfort at this time.
    Posted by ANN MOORE on 06/25/2022 - 12:38 PM
    Bert, so sorry to learn of your Mother's death. We just got home from vacation. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Blessings in Christ, Carl & Jean Bagley
    Posted by Carl (CJ) & Jean Bagley on 06/27/2022 - 01:28 PM

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    Alice Rudd, 98, of Kenbridge, VA, passed away peacefully at home with her two sons at her side, on June 23, 2022.  She was the wife of the late Ethelbert S. Roby, Jr. and the daughter of Edward Taylor and Allye Blandford Rudd. She was born and raised at Red Level in Lunenburg County. Survivors include her two sons, Bert (Martha) Roby of Orange, VA, Bill (Teresa) Roby of Marietta, GA; four grandchildren, Reesa (Brian) Woodman of Sandy Springs, GA, William (Lin) Roby of Ballground, GA, Edward (Meghan) Roby of Douglasville, GA, and Taylor (Kimberly) Roby of Bridgewater, VA; eight great-grandchildren; Lauren, Caleb & Ava Woodman, Carter, Erin, Jack, April, and Samuel Roby. She devoted her life to her husband of 71 years, her two sons and their families.  She was active in a number of public school, community, and church organizations such as the PTA, Kenbridge Garden Club, Cub Scouts, and the Central High School Boosters Club. She was a long time active member of the Kenbridge Baptist Church. She was a proud charter member of the William Taylor Chapter of the DAR and the Meherrin Chapter of the Colonial Dames. The family wishes to thank mom’s long time care givers Shirley Maddux and Estelle Johnson and long time family friend and problem solver Cleveland Johnson.  The family also wishes to thank the team at VCU Community Memorial Hospital and Hospice for their special help and kindness during Mom’s illness.  The family will receive friends Sunday, June 26, 2022 in the fellowship hall at the Kenbridge Baptist Church, 500 E. Fifth Avenue, from noon until start of chapel services at 1PM. Interment in the Kenbridge Heights Cemetery. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, that you consider contributions to the Kenbridge Baptist Church, P.O. Box 445, Kenbridge, VA 23944. Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge, in charge of services.

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