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Velma Woodall

Friday, October 29, 2004

Rev. Velma Geraldine Woodall, 74, of Holcomb, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004.

Born Feb. 9, 1930, at Campbell, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Charley and Ethel Crayne Wheeling.

She married Hershel Winfred Woodall in Piggott, Ark., on May 10, 1946. They later divorced in 1987.

Survivors include two sons, Garry Woodall and wife, Gina, of Potosi, Mo. and Winfred Woodall and wife, Lisa, of Clarkton, Mo.; four daughters, Peggy Steward and husband, Art, of Punkin Center, Mo., Lois Woodall, of Lakeland, Fla., Patsy Weaver and husband, Donald, of Holcomb and Deronda Greer and husband, Dickie, of Kennett; a heart adopted daughter, Ann Walker and family, of Campbell, Mo.; one brother, Jerry Wheeling and wife, Gayle, of Dexter, Mo.; three sisters, Evelyn Patterson, of Kennett, Marie Goss, of Punkin Center and Alma Mae Wilfong and husband, Dude, of Campbell; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev. John Keel officiating.

Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.

Pallbearers were Allen Edwards Sr., Allen Edwards Jr., Rev. Phillip Barthalemew, Stanley Goodrich, Ray Walker and Brian Walker.

Honorary pallbearers were grandsons, Chris Woodall, Keith and Kyle Steward, Donnie Talley, Ronnie Smith, Josh Greer and Matt and Corey Woodall.

She had pastored many churches in this area over the years. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She managed to raise seven children alone. She was everyone's prayer warrior and mother to all.

She also wrote poems, as well as gospel music, one song on particular being recorded twice, the song "Take Thy Cross", by her brother and daughter.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Velvetta Brown Woodall and two brothers, James Delbert and Charles Delbert Wheeling.