WAYNESVILLE — Judy Randolph Raley, 78, passed away on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.

Judy was a native of Madison County and a daughter of the late Lot and Lois Duck Randolph. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Raley, who passed away in 2018 and a sister; Jane Randolph Waldrup.

Judy attended Western Carolina University and received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She then became an elementary teacher in the Henderson County school system.

She is survived by a stepson, Richard Raley (Deanna) of Waynesville; one brother, Gary Randolph (Debra) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; one grandson, Reno Parker Raley; a niece, Becky Johnston (Dan) of Hampstead, North Carolina; and a nephew, Chris Waldrup of Tracey City, Tennessee.

A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 at Bethel Community Cemetery. The family received friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. prior to the service at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.

The care of Mrs. Raley has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com

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