Woodyard, Violet White

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Violet White Woodyard, 94, of Pearisburg, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Mrs. Woodyard was born on August 14, 1922, in Pulaski County, and was a daughter of the late Harrison W. and Minnie Thompson White.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John Francis Woodyard; four brothers, David, Kellas, Wallace and J.C. White; and four sisters, Edith Kitts, Lucille Warner, Gladys Stephens and Glenna W. Fanning.

Mrs. Woodyard was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg, a member of the Ann Hoilman Sunday School Class and was a retired employee from the Celanese Plant in Narrows.

She is survived by two sons, Gary (Sue B.) Woodyard of Goldsboro, N.C., Denny H. Woodyard of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Stevens, Katherine, Andrew and Matthew Woodyard; and one great grandson, Benjamine Stevens; two sisters, Reba (Paul) Myers of Roanoke, Erma (Hensil) Underwood of Dublin; two sisters-in-law, Virginia White and Sadie White; one brother-in-law, Carl Fanning of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg with the Rev. Dr Brian Burch officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the church 1 hour before the service from 1 to 2 p.m. Online condolences can be sent to the family at givensfuneralhome.com.