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Graveside services with military honors for H.D. Woods, 86, of Rockdale, formerly of Milano, was held Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Milano Cemetery in Milano with Pastor Mike Smith of Liberty Community Church officiating.

Mr. Woods died Sunday, March 27, at Renaissance Villa in Rockdale.

He was born May 16, 1924, in Coleman County to Charles Timothy Woods and Laura Belle McGregor.

He married Marjorie Pratt on Oct. 10, 1942, in Caldwell.

Mr. Woods was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.

He retired from Alcoa in 1984 after 31 years.

Mr. Woods was preceded in death by his parents; a great-granddaughter, Arlecia Weiler; four brothers, Wesley, Spurgeon, Rip and Tim McGregor; five sisters, Lillian McGregor, Ellen McCullough, Johnnie Mathews, Grace Houston, Nancy Dreher.

Survivors are his wife, Marjorie Woods of Rockdale; three sons, Jerry Woods and wife Kitty of LaMarque,

Leon Woods and wife Judy and Edwin “AB” Woods and wife Becky, all of Milano; two daughters, Linda Hall and husband Jerry and Bonnie Johnson and husband Darrell, all of Milano; and a sister, Laura Meyers of Kent, Washington; also, nine grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren and numerous great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Shane Woods, Mike Woods, Eric Woods, Br yan Woods, Stephen Vance, Zack Woods, Brady Woods and Wesley Parker.

Honorary pallbearers were Little Shane Woods, Colton Weiler, Hagen Helmcamp, Zachar y Sides, Josh Flake, Steven Phillips, Tom Woods, Van Woods, Charles Woods, John Magee, A. D. Lagrone and Jimmy Pratt.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 - 6011; Liberty Cemetery Association, c/o Frances Gilleland, 4856 FM 3242, Cameron, TX 76520; or VistaCare Hospice, 2626B S. 37th, Temple, TX 76504.


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