Mr. William C. “Sonnyman” Woods Sr., 88, died Sept. 9, 2020.  He was a member of Brown Temple Missionary Baptist Church.  Some of his occupations included being a farmer, a fireman for the city of Montrose, and a school bus driver.

Mr. Woods was preceded in death by his parents, George and Maybell Woods; siblings, George Woods, Clayborn Woods, Beaulah Woods, Mildred Woods, James Woods, Dora Gipson, Lucille Walker and Geraldine Harvey; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild, Laiken Woods.  

Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Mrs. Geneva Woods; his children, Emma Woods, Vernestine Holmes and spouse Ray, Larry Woods, Sr. and spouse Ella, all of Montrose, Arletha Jordan and spouse Phillip, and William Woods Jr., both of Lake Village, and Joyce Woods and Vanessa Hoffman, both of Portland; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, on the front lawn of Brown Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 693 Hwy 160 E. Portland, with Pastor Walter Witherspoon Jr. officiating.  

Active Pallbearers are his grandsons, Ronald Martin, Marcus Johnson, Dextral Woods, Kenyon Woods, Landriel Woods, Christopher Holmes, and Larry Woods Jr.  

Honorary Pallbearers are his nephews, George Stepps, Willie Earl Woods, Llyod Henry Collins, Randall Harvey, Roceal Harvey, George Gipson, and Charles Bynum.  

Burial will follow in Montrose Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Cromwell Funeral Home.



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