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Joanne Woods
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Obituary for Joanne Woods

CARY -- Joanne Woods, 81, of Cary passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at Duke University Hospital. Born in Durham County, Ms. Woods was the daughter of the late Durwood Elmo Powell and Mary Brent Overton Powell. She was also preceded in death by her husband Gattis Wiley Woods; brother, Durwood Powell; sisters, Geraldine Walters, Doris Clayton, Evelyn Bush and Carolyn Bowers. Ms. Woods retired from Farm Bureau Insurance Company as a Claims Adjuster after 30 years of employment.

She is survived by her daughter, Wendy Wise and husband Mark; sons Mike Woods and wife Patricia Lynn, and Chris Woods; grandchildren, Hannah Allen, JT Wise, Sydney Wise, Johnathon Woods, Michael Cringle, Christopher Woods and Courtney Woods; brothers, Clyde Powell, David Powell; sister, Betsy Black; 7 great-grandchildren; and 27 nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Woods was a beloved Mama, Grandma, Sister, Aunt and friend to all. She is now in the arms of Our Heavenly Father and loved ones who have gone home before her and will be missed until we see her again.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. The funeral will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Leesville Road Baptist Church in Durham with Rev. Damon Williamson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service




11:00 AM
Leesville Road Baptist Church

6211 Leesville Road
Durham, NC 27703

Cemetery Details


Oak Grove Memorial Gardens

3712 Cheek Road
Durham, North Carolina 27704


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