Lawrence Woods

Lawrence Woods

Lawrence Woods, 86, of Buncombe, died at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna.   

He was born on May 26, 1932, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Lawrence and Lois Martha (Yates) Woods. 

He married Martha Ann Arnold. 

He is survived by his son, Lawrence “Larry” Woods of Kelso, Mo.; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings Ray (Stella) Woods of Elizabethtown, Harold Woods of Golconda, Carl (Linda) Woods of Anna, Kenneth (Carol) Woods of Chaffee, Mo., Gene (Katherine) Woods and Glenn (Janet) Woods, all of Elgin; other relatives and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Martha Ann; a daughter, Irene Marshall; a brother, Don Woods; sisters Faye Jaco and Janet Bowers; and two infant siblings.

He enjoyed his church and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church of Anna. His passion was farming and he was rarely seen without his cowboy hat on. He enjoyed a cigar in the evening while sitting on the porch.

Funeral services for Lawrence Woods were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 11,  at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Doug Bridgeman officiating. Interment was in the Anna City Cemetery.  

Memorials can be made to Children’s Miracle Network.  

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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