Saturday, March 1, 2014

Richard Woodward

Mr. Richard H. Woodward, 54, died Friday, February 28, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Ackerman, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 3rd, at Whitehall United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kyle Ivy, Rev. Mike Dowd, and Rev. Stacy Parvin officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Whitehall Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Woodward was born May 28, 1959, in Louisville, MS. He was a 1977 graduate of Louisville High School, and was a graduate of East Central Community College and Mississippi State University. He was a vending company manager, and a very gifted craftsman of wooden bowls. He was a volunteer fireman, and a member of the Craftsmen’s Guild, Louisville Lions Club, and Whitehall United Methodist Church. 

Richard was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clyde & Florence Woodward, Houston & Mary Lee Price; and other family members, Lawrence & Ada Ruth Bradford, Ruth Hancock, Lewis Eugene Hancock, and Genia Lynne Hancock.

He is survived by his wife, Ada Hancock Woodward of Louisville, MS; his parents, Jack & Hildreth Woodward of Louisville; a sister, Neah Kathryn (Jennings) Bryan of Flowery Branch, GA; his mother-in-law, Emily Gregg of Louisville; and other family members, Brad & Gina Hancock, Mitchell (Babs) Kuykendahl, and Courtney Hancock.

Memorials may be made to the Lion’s Club Sight Foundation or the American Cancer Society.