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Carl "Do-Right" James Dudley, Sr.

September 13, 1934 ~ June 17, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Mr. Carl James  “Do-Right” Dudley Sr., 88, of 107 Finch St. died at his home Saturday evening, June 17, 2023.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23, 2023, at 6:30 PM at Royal-Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Caleb Perkins and Pastor Rodney Hall officiating.  Visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service, beginning at 5:30 pm, at the funeral home.  A Graveside service, with full military honors, will be held Saturday morning, June 24th at 10:00 AM at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, located at 991 Corinth Church Rd, Salemburg, NC.

Born in 1934 on a farm in Sampson County, Carl was the son of the late Cary Judson and Laura Elizabeth Parker Dudley and the widower of Mary Elizabeth Honrine Dudley. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force after twenty years of service and received many commendations. He was a Member of both the Allegiant Church & Creative Ministries in Clinton and Whitehorse Christian Center in Lafayette, Indiana. For many years he was the owner of Do-Right-Dudley’s Carpets in Clinton & Dunn. Carl’s favorite pastime was fishing and he enjoyed going to Alaska for saltwater fishing trips. However, he was just as happy fishing in any pond in Sampson County - just as long as he was fishing!  Many people around the area also knew Carl as the man who passed out pamphlets with “Cross Pennies”. He wasn’t afraid to share the gospel, or his opinion on any topic with you. That was just Carl.  However you knew him, hopefully, he left a lasting impression and impacted your life in a positive way, because that is what Carl would have wanted.

He is survived by a brother, Cary  Earl “Bang” Dudley of Stedman; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, friends around the world, and his faithful companion Silly. There are several people who took special care of Carl and were very dear to him and were more like family to him, and they are: Dr. Lawrence Watts, Linda Burcham, Sherry Wooten, Rosco McNair, Greg Jackson, Kim Phipps and Darwin Millan. 

He was preceded in death by a son, Carl James Dudley, Jr.; daughter, Myiffie Dudley Ottway; sisters: Muriel D. Price, Lela D. McLemore, Eva D. Peterson, Lula D. Peterson, Lora D. Cobb, and Gloria D. Hudson; and brother, John Parker.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Della Bryant at Interim Hospice and to all the nurses and aids from Gentiva Hospice (formerly Community Hospice). Your compassionate care and kindness during his illness did not go unnoticed. You all truly went above and beyond for Carl, and we thank you for it.    

Because God and country meant everything to Carl, the family asked that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Global Medical Outreach, 301 Greenwood Dr. Clinton, NC 28328, and/or the USO Dept WS P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC 20077-7677. 

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June 23, 2023

5:30 PM to 6:25 PM
Royal-Hall Funeral Home Chapel
301 McKoy St.
Clinton, North Carolina 28328

Funeral Service
June 23, 2023

6:30 PM
Royal-Hall Funeral Home Chapel
301 McKoy St.
Clinton, North Carolina 28328

Graveside Service w/ Military Honors
June 24, 2023

10:00 AM
Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery
991 Corinth Church Rd.
Salemburg, NC 28385


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