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Mildred Janie Nichols Woody

The Woody family announces Celebration of Life Services for Mildred Janie Nichols Woody, 79, of Hayesville, who went to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. 

Born in Hiawassee, Ga. on Sept. 15, 1939 to her late parents Lawrence McKinley Nichols and Bessie Shook Nichols. Mildred was married to her best friend and sweetheart of 63 years, Walter Woody. She was a member of Downing’s Creek Baptist Church and loved teaching God’s word to the children in Vacation Bible School. She also loved sewing, gardening and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mildred, a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother committed her life to serving others. She chose the profession of homemaker so that she could give 100 percent of herself to her family. She was always available to provide loving care 24 hours a day and through her constant sacrifice was the perfect example of unconditional love. Even as she courageously fought through the ravages of congestive heart failure, she was always more concerned about others than herself. Her strength and courage were an inspiration to all. 

Mildred is survived by her devoted husband, Walter Lee Woody; loving sons and daughters, Preston Woody and wife, Debbie; Janie Carpenter and husband, Rod McDonald; Lisa Phillips and husband, Dwayne; Mark Woody and wife, Miranda; Walt Woody and wife, Tressa; and Trent Woody and wife, Alicia; adoring grandchildren, Aleesha Dunham and husband, Matthew; Blake Phillips and wife, Julia; Spencer Woody, Heather Nichols and husband, Randy; Hailey Woody, Jeremy Woody, Taylor Woody and wife, Caitlyn; Luke and Genesis Woody. Precious great-grandchildren, Kaden and Kelsey Phillips, Weston and Quinn Dunham, Jensen Nichols, Cash, Birdie and Lake Woody. She is survived by loving brothers, Ralph Nichols, sister-in-law, Ramona Nichols, Willard Nichols, sister-in-law, Toni Nichols and was blessed to have many other nieces and nephews. 

A Celebration of Life service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 at First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Rumfelt officiating. The family received friends at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A reception followed the graveside service in the church fellowship hall. Pallbearers were Blake Philllips, Luke, Spencer and Taylor Woody, Matthew Dunhan and Thomas Dixon. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Rogers, Larry Swanson, Heather Woody Nichols, Hailey Woody and Randy Nichols.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Old Shooting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Phyllis Leslie, 10 Cheetah Lane, Hayesville, NC 28904.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home: www.townson-rose.com was in charge of the arrangements. 

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997