By Perry B. Cotham
Thomas E. Cudd was bom November 9, 1911, in Wilson, Oklahoma. He passed from this life June 4, 1992, in Abilene, Texas.
After finishing high school and moving to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he married Ellen Faye Ferrill October 19, 1933. Soon thereafter he moved to Henderson, Tennessee, to attend Freed-Hardeman University and better prepare himself to preach the gospel. This he faithfully did for a total of forty-five years for seven different congregations in five states: Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Nebraska. Before retiring, he preached for the church of Christ in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, for thirteen years. He served as an elder of the church in Longmont, Colorado, before moving to Abilene.
Brother Cudd was a devoted preacher and a tireless worker for the Lord. He assisted several congregations in obtaining and erecting new church buildings. He read and appreciated the Firm Foundation.
He is survived by his wife, Faye, of Abilene; one son, Tim, of Bridge City, Texas; one daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Jane) McMullin, of Abilene; five grandsons and one great-grandson; also by two brothers, J. B. Cudd and Clarence Cudd, of Oklahoma; four sisters, Mrs. Isola Griffin, Mrs. Estella Claxton, Mrs. Millie Hannah, and Mrs. Carra Lou Brown, of Oklahoma.
Royse Clay, Curtis Camp, and Perry B. Cotham, long-time friends, and Donald McMullin, a grandson, conducted the memorial service at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Chapel in Abilene June 5. Grave-side service and burial were in Wilson the next afternoon.
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."