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Reverend Ronald Dudley Stokes

Obituary Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024

Reverend Ronald Dudley Stokes, age 79, of Buford passed away on Saturday, March 02, 2024.

Reverend Stokes was born on October 26, 1944 to the late Mr. FC Stokes & Mrs. Gertrude Edith Webster in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He grew up in Etowah, Tennessee. His family attended North Etowah Baptist Church where he accepted the Lord and was baptized.

Reverend Stokes attended and graduated from McMinn County High School. He also attended college at the Tennessee Tech University obtaining a Bachelor of Science, Tennessee State University obtaining a Masters of Education, and Southwestern Theological Seminary obtaining a Masters of Religious Education. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church and enjoyed being outdoors hiking and camping. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

During his time working in public education, he taught at Castle Heights Military Academy, Coldwater Elementary School, Cleveland Day School, and then was assistant principle at Englewood Elementary School. While in seminary, he served at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Texas. After Graduating from seminary, he served at Lakeside Baptist Church in Oxford, Alabama, and Monte Vista Baptist Church in Maryville, Tennessee. While on staff at Monte Vista, he answered the call to home missions and headed west. There he served as Minister of Education through Mission Service Group at First Baptist Church in Hamilton, Montana. He was the church developer for the Glacier Baptist Association in Missoula, Montana. He then went to serve as church developer for the Interstate Baptist Association in Washington and Oregon.

Reverend Stokes is survived by his wife of 20 years, Judith Williams Stokes; stepsons, William C. Lomel ll (Yara) & A. Brian Lomel (Angela); son, Ronald Curt Stokes (Tammy); daughter, Alisa Jane Stokes Hyde; brother, Bobby Stokes (Barbara); sisters Marsha Hufford (Steve) & Nina Russell (Rodney); grandchildren, Alex Stokes, Elle Stokes, Cassady Hyde, Ali Hyde, Ella Jayne Hyde, Elise Feldman (Ben), Emily Lomel, Phillip H. Lomel, William P. Lomel; & great grandchildren, Leiora Feldman, Colvie Feldman, & Carter Gates. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Craig Alan Hyde.

Braselton Funeral Home, 5257 Green Street Hwy 53, Braselton, Georgia 30517 is in charge of arrangements.  Send on-line condolences to

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