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Mary Kathryn Young Fudger

May 10, 1948 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Mary Fudger Obituary

Mary Kathryn Young Fudger (Kathy), 75, passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 16, 2024 after a long battle with frontotemporal dementia at the home of her daughter in Pawleys Island, SC surrounded by family.

Kathy grew up in Winston-Salem, NC and was the daughter of Mabel Kathryn Davis Young Choate and the late John Robert Young, Sr. She graduated from Wingate Junior College and

The University of South Carolina. After college, she relocated to Sumter, SC. Kathy was a retired school teacher who was fondly remembered over the years by her many students throughout her teaching career as a 3rd grade teacher at St. Anne’s Catholic School in Sumter,SC, a Talented and Gifted French teacher in Sumter School District 17, and a 7th grade social studies teacher at both Alice Drive Middle School in Sumter, SC and Lexington Middle School in Lexington, SC.

Kathy was a loving mother but being “Grandma” to her four grandsons brought her the most joy in life.

Kathy’s favorite time of year was March. She enjoyed filling out her NCAA brackets and following March Madness every year. She was a lifelong ACC basketball fan and especially of “the tobacco road teams”. Her other interests included politics, which she could get quite passionate about, and later in life she really enjoyed taking dance classes which included shag lessons and ballroom dancing.

In addition to her mother of Mars Hill, NC, Kathy is survived by her daughter, Beth Fudger Corbett of Pawleys Island, SC, her son, Trey Fudger and his wife Bergan, of Columbia, SC, grandsons, Wesley Corbett of Pawleys Island, SC, Brennan Fudger, Holden Fudger, and Weston Fudger all of Columbia, SC, her sister, Martha Young Redding (Art) of Mars Hill, NC, her brother, John Young (Nancy) of Cary, NC, special nieces, Sarah Redding of Boston, MA, Laura Nichols of Belmont, NC, Emily Hostetter of Raleigh, NC, Valerie Friedrich of Castle Rock, CO, one great nephew and one great niece.

Celebration of Life services will be held Saturday January 27, 2024 at 2pm at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 211 Alice Drive; Sumter, SC. The family will receive friends following the service.

Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family. 

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Celebration of Life
January 27, 2024

2:00 PM
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
211 Alice Drive
Sumter, SC 29150


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