WOODARD, Gertrude Age 97 of Riddleton Community. Passed away March 22, 2013 at the home of her daughter in Madison. Widow of Bronice Woodard; 1 of 11 children of the late Herman & Cora Cornwell Holmes. Preceded in death by siblings, Casper, Crockett, Carl Juva & Jonah Holmes, Eugene Givens, Louise Duke, Gladys Knight, Evie Gentry, Suelou Thomas, Lellie Thomas; grandsons, Brandon Shockley & Jeff Dias; son-in-law, Eld. Gerald Dias. Survived by children, Peggy Dias of Cato Community; Billy Woodard & wife Mary of Nashville, Robbie Woodard of Madison, Betty Watson & husband E. L. of Riddleton, Jerry Woodard & wife Sharon of Mt. Juliet; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Services 1 p.m. Monday, March 25th, Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Eld. Terry Austin & Eld. Mark Horton officiating. Pallbearers, Tommy & Steve Dias, Mich Woodard, Scotty & Keith Claridy, Jason Gibbs, Kyle & Dillon House, Andrew Pappas & Chris Shockley. Interment, Dixon Springs Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. & Monday after 10 a.m. at SANDERSON OF CARTHAGE, (615) 735-2118, www.sandersonfh.com.
Published in The Tennessean on Mar. 24, 2013