2008-12-18 / Obituaries


Willodean Pace Woodyard Mathews, 93, of Leroy died Dec. 15, 2008 at her residence.

She was born Sept. 19, 1915. She was a native of Coffeeville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leroy. She was a textile worker for Vanity Fair Mills in Jackson. She was a homemaker and a farmer.

Survivors include two sons, George W. (Barbara Ann) Woodyard Sr., Neil M. Woodyard Sr., both of Leroy; one daughter, Virginia W. (John) Burge, Leroy; two sisters, Florence P. Ryser, Jackson, Hellon P. Franklin, Mobile; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren.

The service was Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Leroy with Rev. James Watkins officiating. Burial was in the Old Leroy Baptist Church Cemetery. An online guestbook may be signed at lathanfuneralhomes. com.

Active pallbearers were Taylor Gill, Marshall Woodyard, Will Woodyard, Ricky Taylor, Kirk Clayton, Freddie McLain and Joe Rockwell.

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