Herman Rudolph

October 26, 1949 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 70)


Mr. Herman Rudolph was born October 26, 1949 in Butler County to the late Ocie Mariner and the late Robert Rudolph. On August 18,2020 Herman departed this life to go be with his heavenly Father.

He joined the New Oak Grove Baptist Church, the church his grandfather helped build at an early age. Herman was also the first black to attend McKenzie High School and excelled in football having the most tackles in a game.

When courting Earlean he would ride a bicycle five miles in the rain, sleet, and snow to see her. He started working with Novall building bridges and later started working with Nerwell & Bush until he retired because of his health.

He was preceded in death by both parents; his brother, JoNath Rudolph; and sister Yolanda Rudolph.

Herman leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 48 years, Earlean Rudolph. Four daughters; Shronda Rudolph, Tricia Womack, Tameki Rudolph all of McKenzie, AL; and Shelia (Ricky) Campbell, Columbus, GA. Seven grandchildren; David, Santoria, Sattrick (Bridgett), Daizia, Aniya, Shantavia, and Travious, and eight great grandchildren. Eight brothers; Joe (Nealie) Rudolph, Moss Point, MS.; Dewayne (Althea) Rudolph, Huntsville, AL.; Larry (Edna) Rudolph, Moss Point, MS.; Eddie (Stella) Rudolph, McKenzie, AL.; Darrell (Beverly) Rudolph, Gautier, MS.; Stuart (Debra) Rudolph, Columbus, GA.; Anthony (Tandra) Rudolph, Pascagoula, MS.; and Shedrick McArthur, Selma, AL. One Sister, Gwen Mizenburg, Chicago, IL. Four brother in laws Cleve (Joyce) Maye, Akron, OH.; John Davison, Remes (Carolyn) Davison and Gregory Lampley, all of McKenzie, AL. Two sister in laws Betty (John) Coleman, Gantt, AL.; and Corene Shufford, Andalusia, AL. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and a close friend, Ashley Clement. 

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