2011-05-12 / Front Page


Ossie Elton Woodard, 89, of Columbus, Miss. died May 9, 2011 in a Columbus hospital.
He was a native of Coffeeville. He was a member of Jones Chapel Church of Christ and attended Highway 84 Church of Christ.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Louise (Gary) Pendleton, Chillicothe, Ohio, Nancy Jane (Charles) Slayton, Columbus, Miss.; one brother, Quincy (Pat) Woodard, Chunchula; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and friends.
He as preceded in death by his wife, of 60 years, Mary; infant son, William Bradford, parents, Lloyd and Velma Woodard; and six brothers and sisters.
The service will be Thursday, (today), May 12 at the Highway 84 Church of Christ with Rev. William Harper officiating. Burial will be in the Jones Chapel Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Brant Woodard, Rayford Richardson, Adam Motes, Tim Richardson, Milton Woodard, and Matthew Woodard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Deas and Henry Dunagan.
An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.
Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.

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