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Judith Dobbins Surles

Dateline – Conway, South Carolina

Judith (Judy) Dobbins Surles passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at the age of 78. Judy was born on July 13, 1943 in Clinton, S.C., the daughter of the late William C Dobbins, Jr. and Helen Blakely Dobbins. A long-time resident of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Judy spent the last few years of her life in Conway.

Judy is survived by her son Mark Surles and wife Lydia of Charlotte, N.C., son Matney Surles and wife Leah of Daniel Island, S.C., as well as her grandchildren in order of their ages Reid, Katie, Lilly and David. She is also survived by her brother William C (Bill) Dobbins III of Roanoke, Va. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother James R Dobbins.

A celebration of Judy’s life will be held privately at a later date.


  1. Gaye and Jim Whitmire on January 23, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    Judy was my first cousin who became more like a sister to me these last few years. My husband and I loved Judy, and I will miss my lengthy phone conversations each week with her whether we were talking about daily happenings or current events, laughing and remembering fun times from our past or discussing and looking forward to our glorious future lives in eternity. Judy loved her family, her sons and grandchildren of whom she was so proud, and she was special to many people. Judy loved life and now she is more alive than ever before in Christ Jesus her Savior! (John 11:25, 26- “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die…..”) Gaye and Jim Whitmire

  2. Melda Dean Scott on January 25, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    I was a classmate of Judy’s. She was beautiful inside and out. She and her parents made me feel special. There are so many things I would like to say, but am at loss, but to say my heart is breaking. I miss we did not keep in touch but she was always on my mind. I will forever remember you, Judy. Blessings in your new journey to heaven. Will see you then.

  3. Charles LaRosa on August 3, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Judy and I were classmates at Newberry College. I will always remember her sweet disposition and her wonderful spirit. May she rest in peace and her memory be a blessing. Charles LaRosa

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