Mrs. Fudge was born Aug. 8, 1937, to Zeno and Ruth Stapleton. She married Joseph Lee Fudge on June 13, 1969, and they lived in Pettus.
She was preceded in death by her parents; children, Zachary Wayne Barton and Scottie Dewayne Fudge; and a brother, Charlie Stapleton.
Survivors include her children, Debra (Bill) Gazaway of Three Rivers, Connie (Ron) Herron of Killeen, Darlene Birr and Benjamin (Jennifer) Laningham, both of Fort Myers, Fla., and Julie Fudge of Pettus; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Mopsy) Stapleton of Three Rivers and Ray (Laverne) Stapleton and Johnny (Jeanne) Stapleton, both of Damon; and a sister, Lucille (David) Darling of Three Rivers.
A memorial service was held at First United Methodist Church in Pettus, 200 S. May St., at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8.
Arrangements were under the direction of All Faith Cremations & Funeral Services of the Coastal Bend in Ingleside.