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Alvin E. Woodhams

St. Johns

Alvin E. Woodhams of St. Johns died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the age of 89. He was born February 6, 1925 in St. Johns the son of James and Floella (Pease) Woodhams.  Alvin was a member of First Baptist Church of St. Johns and a WWII veteran. He retired from Oldsmobile where he worked in skilled trades as a machine repairman. He was a member of U.A.W. Local # 652, V.F.W. Post # 4113 and American Legion Post # 153 in St. Johns and for many years was a member of the Maple Twirlers Square Dancers.

On August 2, 1947 he married Joyce Orweller and she survives him. Also surviving are two daughters, Debra Woodhams of Haslett, Colleen (George) Jackson of Imlay City, MI; one son, Barry (Dawn Chatfield) Woodhams of Niceville, FL; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Holdridge of LA and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Boles and Delores Bashore and five brothers, Eugene, Lawrence, Donald, Arnold and Stanley.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, July 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church 512 S. US 27 St. Johns with Pastor Tim Knaus officiating. Military honors will be provided by the St. Johns Honor Guard. The family will receive relatives and friends 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.  Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of St. Johns.

Published in Lansing State Journal from July 24 to July 27, 2014
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