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OBIT: Mr. Kerr Woods Age 82, Of The Rawls Creek Community


Mr. Kerr Woods age 82, a farmer of the Rawls Creek Community, died at 7:28 a.m. Friday morning December 16, 2016 at his Rawls Creek Road farm. He had been under the care of High Point Hospice since November 17th and they pronounced him deceased at 9:34 a.m.

Bro. Jimmy Gregory and Bro. Wayne Malone officiated at the Sunday afternoon December 18th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Following the 1 p.m. services Mr. Woods was buried in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Born Gene Kerr Woods in the St. Marys Community on August 18, 1934, he was the youngest of six children and the last surviving child born to the late R. D. Woods who died in 1976 and Mary Lucille Young Woods who died in 1965.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Othelda Woods Glover who died at the age of 67 on March 5, 1997 and Virginia Woods White who died at the age of 89 on November 2, 2009 and by three brothers, R. D. Wood Jr., Donald Woods and Ralph Woods.

At the home of the late Lewis and Lorena Caplenor in the Rome Community, he was united in marriage to Rawls Creek Community native, the former Sue Dean Flippen. They were married on January 23, 1959 by then Rome Baptist Church pastor Bro. Vance King.

A non-denominational Christian, Mr. Woods was saved in youth at a revival meeting at The Baptist Church of Christ in the Club Springs Community, but never united with a church.

Mr. Woods attended through the tenth grade at Gordonsville High School.

After thirty five years of service, Mr. Woods retired in 1997 from the Ross Gear Division of the T. R. W. Company in Lebanon where he began employment in 1962.

Surviving in addition to his wife of almost fifty seven years is a son, Sherrill Woods and Melissa and her daughter Sabrina Goodall of the Rawls Creek Community; a granddaughter, Danielle Woods Huffines and husband Spencer of Baxter; step-grandson, Shawndell McKinney and his daughter Tia McKinney.

Sanderson of Carthage