It is with great sadness that the SFA shares news that Marie Rudisill passed away on November 3.
Ms. Rudisill was the 2001 winner of the Jack Daniel Lifetime Achievement Award. She was the author if Sook's Cookbook: Memories and Traditional Recipes from the Deep South and the aunt Truman Capote, though most people knew of her from appearances as the Fruitcake Lady on the Tonight Show.
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The St. Petersburg Times obituatory is online: