Arthur Dudley Auvenshine

March 13, 1926November 29, 2010

Weakley County, Tennessee was the birth place of Dudley, on March 13, 1926. He was the son of Arthur and Carrie (Wade) Auvenshine, and passed away at the age of 84 on November 29, 2010. Dudley was the owner/operator of his own dry cleaning business until retirement. He also was a member of the First Baptist Church of DeWitt for many years. Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife, Edna; second wife, Eileen; third wife, Helen; son-in-law Charles Brown; three brothers, Willard, James, Bill; sons, Ron, Bobby and Dale Sees. Surviving are his children, Terry Zinda, Robert Zinda, Patricia Brown, Patricia (Jerry) Earls, Sue (Kenn) McArthur; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; siblings, Edith Hilliard, Carolyn Kidd, Ron (Lynda) Auvenshine. In appreciation, the family would like to give thanks to special friend Faye Jones. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 3, 2010 at Noon, at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington, DeWitt, MI with Brother, James Hixon officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights, IL. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at the DeWitt Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to American Cancer Society, 3100 West Road, Building B, Suite 110, East Lansing, MI 48823 or Eaton Community Hospice, 2675 South Cochran, Charlotte, MI 48813, in memory of Mr. Auvenshine.

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  • Funeral Service Friday, December 3, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, December 2, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, December 2, 2010

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Ron & Sharie Niblock

December 23, 2010

Ron and I just found out today about Dudley, we are so very sorry for your loss, we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Michael Dismuke

December 7, 2010

To the relatives of Dudley Auvenshine. My mom worked at Bell & Howell with Eileen. One day Eileen, who knew that my mom was from Tennessee, mentioned that her husband Dud was from a town called Gleason. My mom was shocked, and told Eileen that she too was from Gleason. Eileen and Dud visited us at our apartment on the North Side of Chicago. They were both wonderful people. My mom was Meadie Doster Lipowski. My sympathies to your family,
Mike Dismuke

December 3, 2010

To the family of Dudley Auvenshine,

With our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Loved one. His folks, Art and Carrie was my mom and dad's best friends..So many aggervation all the wonderful visits.

Love & God Bless
Richard & Marsha-Beasley Lathrop

December 1, 2010

Dear Carolyn, and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. God's Blessings, Maurice Munroe

December 1, 2010

Dear Carolyn,
It is hard to express the deep feelings that come up for me when I think about a brother's passing. I feel so sad about Dudley. I hope for your continual healing through your own efforts as I know you seriously pray and medidate on life; and through the comfort from friends and family. Deepest condolences, Marlene Strahota

Linda Pitts

December 1, 2010

Carolyn and family,

I pray God will give you peace and comfort and keep you in the palm of His hand during this trying time.

December 1, 2010

Uncle Dud will be greatly missed, he was the best. Whenever you told him, "I love you" his reply was always "I do you too!" All of us, in Uncle Dud's extended family, will always have a special place in our hearts for this wonderful man. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We love you, Bill & Teresa