Published 11:10 am Wednesday, April 9, 2014
HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. — Graveside services for Lauwanna Woodruff of Pangburn, Ark., were Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Cleburne County Memorial Gardens, with Joe Brumfield officiating.
Mrs. Woodroff passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at 8:44 a.m. at White County Medical Center at Searcy, Ark.
She was born June 23, 1921, in Popular Corner, Ark., to the late W. I. and Susan Emma Montgomery.
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She was preceded in death by husband, John Woodruff; five brothers, Lloyd, Flavil, Joe, Billy, and Tom Terrel; and six sisters, Alta, Pauline, Lourine, twin sister Juanita, Rita Jean, and Georgia.
She is survived by one sister, Druzilla “Boozie” Glenn; two sons, W. C. (Mary) and Rodney (Trisha) Woodruff; 10 grandchildren, Ginger and Scott, Deborah and Jeff, Bendie , Scott and Carol, Steve and Mitzi, Alan and Teresa, Michele, Sterling and Lynzie, Bridget and Donnie, and Tommy and Tasha; and 19 great-grandchildren, Jacob Van, Yanci, Chase, Connor, Alexander, Ashley, Jason, Jeremy, Brandon, Tanner, Parker, Christopher, Greyson, Audrey Rose, Hanna, Chase, Heidie, Kodie, and Sailor.
She was a devout Christian lady who loved the Lord and the great outdoors.
With over 50 years of hunting adventures, she made her mark in several different states. No matter where the hunt took place, the hunt was always fitted around church on Sunday and Bible study on Wednesday night.
Lauwanna usually got her limit on bucks but always let all the does go safely by.
Her greatest love of wild game was probably the elusive turkey gobbler. She managed to outsmart and lure in 60 gobblers and has all those beards in a shadow box.
She also loved to sit on the bank of the Mississippi River at Arcadia Hunting Club and fish for catfish with her sister Boozie.
She was self-sufficient and rode her four-wheeler to and from her deer stand daily. She turned down eight bucks in her last hunt through December. (Tough as two hickory nuts.)
Some of her favorite sayings toward the latter years were, “This old grey mare ain’t what she used to be,” ” Ain’t worth a dime today,” and “I’m sure ornery today.”
She also loved gardening and loved to can and freeze her prized produce. Dill pickles were a specialty, and in 2013, she helped can over 565 quarts of kosher dills.
Lauwanna was a true Christian example. She attended Pine View Church of Christ when in Arkansas. She attended the Rolling Fork Church of Christ when hunting at Arcadia.
All of us who were fortunate enough to know her and be around her were certainly blessed.
When God cast Lauwanna Woodruff’s mold, He created a special creature. She always set a nearly perfect example of what a Christian is supposed to be. Friday, a special angel just winged her way to her Heavenly home.