Martha Vann Dudley, age 86 of Snellville, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, June 3, 2006 in Snellville United Methodist Church Chapel. Rev. Phil DeMore & Rev. Owen Skinner will officiate. Burial Snellville Historical Cemetery. Born in Crenshaw County, AL on Jan. 26, 1920 to Henry Vann & Willie Emma Bradshaw. During WWII, she worked at Army/Air University, Maxwell Field, Montgomery, AL where she met her future husband, Harold Dudley, who was stationed there as a training cadet. Her father is related to Clement Vann, the father of James Vann, Chief of the Cherokee Indians. She & her husband loved traveling, hobbies, geneology & gardening. She was the telephone operator that transferred the message that came from Warm Springs to Atlanta on to Washington D.C. that President Franklin D. Roosevelt had died in April 1945. She was a member of Layona Glenn Circle, H2U Seniors, Senior Coffee Club & Snellville United Methodist Church. She helped in the Church's first Christmon tree, sponsored by Layona Glenn Circle, helped in the church's first directory, on the Communion Committee, a survivor of breast cancer in 1975, helped in Heritage Garden. In 2004 she and her Husband donated the 59th Rich/Macy's Christmas Tree. Mrs. Dudley is survived by her Husband of 61 years, Harold L. Dudley; Son & Daughter-in-law: Sherman & Mary Ann Dudley, Douglas, GA; Daughter & Son-in-law: Sylvia & Ron Willard, Duluth, GA; Grandchildren: Paul Dudley, Mary Catherine Schmitt, Brian Willard & Sarah Willard; Great Grandchildren: Nila Dudley, Priya Dudley & Claire Schmitt; several Nieces & Nephews. Flowers appreciated, or in lieu of flowers please make donations to Embracing Hospice, 3180 Presidential Dr., Ste. G, Atlanta, GA 30340 or Snellville United Methodist Building Fund, 2428 Main Street East, Snellville, GA 30078 in Memory of Martha Vann Dudley. The Family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-9 PM on Friday, June 2, 2006 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at