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Ruby Joyce Woodard

May 31, 1938 - April 18, 2017
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Funeral service for Mrs. Ruby Joyce Woodard, age 78, of Petersburg, will be conducted Saturday April 22, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Brother Don Hudson and Dr. John Hathcock officiating. Burial to follow at Talley Cemetery. Mrs. Woodard passed away April 18, 2017 at St. Thomas West. A native of Lincoln County, Tennessee, her parents were the late Mary Lou Howell and Emmett Sullivan. She worked as a home health nurse for many years before retiring and greatly enjoyed music and dancing.

Survivors include her sons Barry (Andrea) Woodard of Lewisburg, TN and Jeff (Axie) Barnes of Petersburg, TN; daughter Felicia Barnes Sons of Decherd, TN; sisters Leona Bernard of South Rockwood, MI and Bobbie Jean Clark of Fayetteville, TN; brother Charles Sullivan of Fayetteville, TN; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James Alton Woodard.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday April 22, 2017 from 11 a.m. until time of service at Higgins Funeral Home.

Schedule of Services
  • Visitation
  • Date: April 22, 2017
    Time: 11:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Service
  • Date: April 22, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM