Ruby Joyce Woodard
May 31, 1938 -
April 18, 2017

Visitation

April 22, 2017
11:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Service 

April 22, 2017
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

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.

Video Services

21 Comments

  1. David Pitts

    Felicia, Jeff, Barry, and all your family so deeply sorry for your lose. Thoughts and prayers for each of you.

    Reply
  2. Felicia Barnes Sons

    Mom,I’m going to miss so so much.I know you are in peace and in heaven with Dad.Never Forgotten my loving Mom .RIP❤️?

    Reply
  3. Debra Welch Terrell

    Felicia, Jeff and Barry,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss Ms. Ruby. Asking our Heavenly Father to comfort you and give you peace.
    Love, Debra Welch Terrell

    Reply
  4. Jason Barnes

    Granny Ruby we love you and are going to miss you very much but we know you are in a better place rejoicing with Papa Alton.

    Reply
  5. Jo

    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one, Ruby. May you find comfort in the words written at John 6:40, where God promises to bring back to life those we have lost in death by means of a resurrection. In the future He will also eliminate our enemy , death.(Isaiah 25:8) This gives us the wonderful hope of being reunited with our loved ones, forever. Until then, I hope the beautiful memories of Ruby and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.

    Reply
  6. Larry & Rebecca Hodge

    May you rest in peace Aunt Ruby!

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  7. Rev. Fonda Blair

    To you, her family I am so sorry about your loss of your mom. She was a wonderful person and so caring of others. Her humor was sustaining to all around. She took excellent care of others in her job. God bless you and your Family now and the years ahead as you mourn her loss.

    Reply
  8. Donna Humphrey

    We love you Granny Ruby & we are going to miss you so much. RIP

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  9. Diana Brooks McBay

    So sad to hear of Ruby’s passing. Our prayers will be with you all during this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort for the days ahead. Hold fast to those precious memories.

    Reply
  10. Rhonda Wilbanks

    Felicia so sorry to hear about the lost of your mom, her journey here is over but what a beautiful home coming she must be having away from pain, away from heartbreak and sorrow…a precious meeting of love one who have gone on to help prepare for her home in Heaven…. what a day glorious day that must be…

    Reply
  11. lynn and marcella scott

    With sincere sympathy to the family . Ruby was a sweet lady and a pleasure knowing. May God bless you all.

    Reply
  12. lynn and marcella scott

    Sorry to hear about Ruby. She was a pleasure to work with at S&M mfg .years ago. Go rest high on that Mountain

    Reply
  13. Stan Roberts

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, my prayers are with you

    Reply
  14. Tony and Lereca Swinford, Dewayna and Phil Shelton

    Felicia and family we are so sorry for your loss. Ruby was a sweet lady. We will keep you in our prayers.

    Reply
  15. Cricket, Billy Joe and Cyndi

    So sorry for your loss ?Positive thoughts, much love, and many prayers for you and yours.?

    Reply
  16. linda f ellis

    so sorry to here this keeping all the family in prayers Ruby was a fine Lady

    Reply
  17. Nancy Woods

    I am so sorry Felicia and Jeff for the loss of your mom, my prayers are with you

    Reply
  18. connie arnold

    To Makenna Barnes so sorry aboloveut your granny Ruby. I know you will miss her. Remember when I would call you “Little Ruby” when u were a baby. A little bit of her will always be in you. Love you aunt Connie

    Reply
  19. connie arnold

    To Ruby’s family so sorry about your mom she was a sweet lady. I know she will be miss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

    Reply
  20. Gail Mills Claxton

    Felicia, Jeff and other family members, I know your hearts are hurting at this time. It is never easy to tell a parent goodbye. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Please remember the good times for those are the sweetest memories of all.

    Reply
  21. The Billy Joe Rutledge Family

    So sorry for your loss but so thankful for the precious cherished memories. Positive thoughts, much love and many prayers for each of you and yours.

    Reply

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Memories

21 Comments

  1. David Pitts

    Felicia, Jeff, Barry, and all your family so deeply sorry for your lose. Thoughts and prayers for each of you.

    Reply
  2. Felicia Barnes Sons

    Mom,I’m going to miss so so much.I know you are in peace and in heaven with Dad.Never Forgotten my loving Mom .RIP❤️?

    Reply
  3. Debra Welch Terrell

    Felicia, Jeff and Barry,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss Ms. Ruby. Asking our Heavenly Father to comfort you and give you peace.
    Love, Debra Welch Terrell

    Reply
  4. Jason Barnes

    Granny Ruby we love you and are going to miss you very much but we know you are in a better place rejoicing with Papa Alton.

    Reply
  5. Jo

    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one, Ruby. May you find comfort in the words written at John 6:40, where God promises to bring back to life those we have lost in death by means of a resurrection. In the future He will also eliminate our enemy , death.(Isaiah 25:8) This gives us the wonderful hope of being reunited with our loved ones, forever. Until then, I hope the beautiful memories of Ruby and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.

    Reply
  6. Larry & Rebecca Hodge

    May you rest in peace Aunt Ruby!

    Reply
  7. Rev. Fonda Blair

    To you, her family I am so sorry about your loss of your mom. She was a wonderful person and so caring of others. Her humor was sustaining to all around. She took excellent care of others in her job. God bless you and your Family now and the years ahead as you mourn her loss.

    Reply
  8. Donna Humphrey

    We love you Granny Ruby & we are going to miss you so much. RIP

    Reply
  9. Diana Brooks McBay

    So sad to hear of Ruby’s passing. Our prayers will be with you all during this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort for the days ahead. Hold fast to those precious memories.

    Reply
  10. Rhonda Wilbanks

    Felicia so sorry to hear about the lost of your mom, her journey here is over but what a beautiful home coming she must be having away from pain, away from heartbreak and sorrow…a precious meeting of love one who have gone on to help prepare for her home in Heaven…. what a day glorious day that must be…

    Reply
  11. lynn and marcella scott

    With sincere sympathy to the family . Ruby was a sweet lady and a pleasure knowing. May God bless you all.

    Reply
  12. lynn and marcella scott

    Sorry to hear about Ruby. She was a pleasure to work with at S&M mfg .years ago. Go rest high on that Mountain

    Reply
  13. Stan Roberts

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, my prayers are with you

    Reply
  14. Tony and Lereca Swinford, Dewayna and Phil Shelton

    Felicia and family we are so sorry for your loss. Ruby was a sweet lady. We will keep you in our prayers.

    Reply
  15. Cricket, Billy Joe and Cyndi

    So sorry for your loss ?Positive thoughts, much love, and many prayers for you and yours.?

    Reply
  16. linda f ellis

    so sorry to here this keeping all the family in prayers Ruby was a fine Lady

    Reply
  17. Nancy Woods

    I am so sorry Felicia and Jeff for the loss of your mom, my prayers are with you

    Reply
  18. connie arnold

    To Makenna Barnes so sorry aboloveut your granny Ruby. I know you will miss her. Remember when I would call you “Little Ruby” when u were a baby. A little bit of her will always be in you. Love you aunt Connie

    Reply
  19. connie arnold

    To Ruby’s family so sorry about your mom she was a sweet lady. I know she will be miss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

    Reply
  20. Gail Mills Claxton

    Felicia, Jeff and other family members, I know your hearts are hurting at this time. It is never easy to tell a parent goodbye. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Please remember the good times for those are the sweetest memories of all.

    Reply
  21. The Billy Joe Rutledge Family

    So sorry for your loss but so thankful for the precious cherished memories. Positive thoughts, much love and many prayers for each of you and yours.

    Reply

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