In Loving Memory of Clarence Woodard

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Mr. Clarence Woodard, age 75, a resident of Wilson Assisted Living, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Association, Bynum Road, Pinetops, NC. Elder Arthur Cherry will officiate and burial will follow in the Carver Park Cemetery, Lasley Street, Pinetops, NC.

On June 2, 1937, God sent to Jessie and Dora Hyman Woodard, who preceded Bruce in death, their 6th child. He was educated in the Wilson County School System. Immediately after graduation, Elder Bruce enlisted in the Arms Service.

Elder Bruce joined New Hope Primitive Baptist Church on December 8, 2001 and as earlier prophesied by his mother before her death, was ordained as a preacher in October 2002, where he served under the leadership of Elder Arthur Cherry faithfully as long as his health allowed.

Elder Bruce will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He leaves to cherish his memory one son, Clarence Bruce Woodard, Jr. of Wilson, NC; two daughters, Frances Pinckney (John) of Atlanta, GA and April Bynum of Jacksonville, FL; one brother, Milton Woodard of Wilson County; three sisters; Elnora Barnes of Washington, DC, Ann Lois Bell of Silver Spring, MD and Odelphis Davis of Wilson County; five grandchildren -- one grandson and grandaughter from Jacksonville, FL; Timothy and Autumn; three granddaughters from Atlanta, GA; Brittany, Courtney (Terrence) and Akila; one great grandson, Juelz of Atlanta, GA; two great granddaughters; Akira and Paris of Atlanta, GA; one brother-in-law, James Barnes of Wilson; three sisters-in-law, Lucille Woodard of AL, Hilda Woodard of Pinetops and Shirley Woodard of Wilson; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends, as well as the staff at Wilson Assisted Living and Hospice Care.

There will be public viewing on Friday from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 SW Tarboro Street, Wilson, NC. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Association in Pinetops, NC.

At other times, the family will meet and receive friends at the residence of his brother, Milton Woodard, Woodard Farm, 8022 Holden Cross Road, Fountain, NC 27829. They will assemble there on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in preparation for the funeral procession.

06/02/1937  -  11/14/2012

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Born: June 2, 1937

Death: November 14, 2012

Place of Death: Wilson, NC USA

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