Graveside services for George Eugene Woods, 78, Mabank, were held June 11, 2010, at the North West Louisiana Veterans Cemetery near Keithville, La., with military honors. His ashes will be interred in the cemetery.
Woods was born Oct. 31, 1930, in Marshall to Iva Orvetta Cates and Irvin Miller Woods Sr. and died Jan. 21, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Joe, Irvin, Robert and Dan, and sisters Ann, Edith, Florence and Cora Lee Burns.
Woods was drafted into the Marine Corps in 1952 and served in the Korean War.
He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with oak leaf cluster and the United National Service Medal.
After retirement from the service, he worked in Garland for Continental Emsco until retirement.
He worked with leather and enjoyed yard work. He moved to Mabank in 2008.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Janice Hoefs Woods; stepsons Charles Raymond Kohel and William Robert Kohel, Homer, La.; stepdaughters Carol Ann Leonard, Kay Rush and Susan Kohel; grandchildren Bradon Rush, Aimee McMahan and A.J. Pustejousky III; brothers Howard, Bill, Jim and Huey Woods; sisters Lucille Sullivan and Wanda Watkins; numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary Ella Russell
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