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May 9, 2014

John Cuddy

BLUEFIELD, Va. — John Cuddy, 87, of Bluefield, VA, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Tazewell Community Hospital.  

Born in Saltville, VA, he was the son of the late Roy and Ocie Cuddy. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harry Cuddy; sister, Margaret Owens; brother-in-law, Richard Rhea; and two nieces.

Mr. Cuddy was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served overseas in World War II. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where he was Chairman of Evangelism and taught Sunday school. He was a certified lay speaker for many years and was a Gideon for more than 25 years. He has given out thousands of Bibles and crosses. He enjoyed gardening and sharing with family and friends.  

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Faye Cuddy; sister-in-law, June Rhea; niece, Terri Webb and husband, Leo; nephew, Bob Rhea and wife Kathy; great-niece, Krystina Gillenwater and husband Jimmy; great-great-niece, Madison Gillenwater; and great nephew, Lee Barksdale.

The family will receive friends at Mercer Funeral Home in Bluefield on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. from Ebenezer United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Aker and Pastor Ray Amos officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Gideons. Military honors will be rendered by the West Virginia Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church or to Gideon International.

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