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Russell Ray Woodard

Russell Ray Woodard, 66, of Spencer, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 2, 2015.

He was of the Baptist faith. Russell served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Preceding Russell in death were his parents, Ernie and Lucille Woodard; sister, Betty Cook; brothers, Jimmy, Huey, Herbert, and Irwin Woodard.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Juanita Van Winkle Woodard; step-daughters, Rhonda Kimball, Memphis, and Rita Montgomery, Hazel Green, Alabama; step-son, Rip Van Winkle, Spencer; granddaughters, Janita Hill, Mica Van Winkle; grandsons, Tony and Billy Kimball, Billy Rip Van Winkle, Jr. and Ty Van Winkle; sister, Dorothy Gross; brothers, Ernest and Bill Woodard, all of Louisiana; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Russell’s life will be Friday, August 7, at 4:00 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church in Kentwood, Louisiana. The family will receive friends at the church Thursday, August 6 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Friday, August 6, from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in New Zion Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements were entrusted to Pikeville Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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