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Judith Tapley

February 3, 1936 - February 28, 2022

Burial Date March 5, 2022

Funeral Home Thomas Poteet & Sons Funeral Home

Cemetery Hillcrest Memorial Park

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Entered into rest on Monday, February 28, 2022, Judith Lastenia Avila Tapley, 86, wife of the late Joseph Ray Tapley, Sr. Judith was a native of Panama but lived most of her life in the United States. She enjoyed being a military spouse and supporting her husband. Judith loved cooking and crocheting and was a mother to everyone she met. Family members include her son: Joseph Ray Tapley, Jr. (Amy); grandchildren: Judith Scaggs (Jesse), Katelin Tapley, Abby Tapley; great-grandchild: Alicia Scaggs; sister: Tita Heinichen (Dieter). In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother: Antonio Avila. The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Rev. Barry Clanton officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Salesian Missions, 2 Le Fevres Ln, New Rochelle, NY 10801, or online at The family will receive friends on Friday, March 4, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at