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Lowery A. Woodall Sr.

Services for Lowery A. Woodall Sr. of Hattiesburg were 2 p.m.,March 15, at First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg with burial inRoseland Park Cemetery. Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home of Hattiesburgwas in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Woodall, 74, died March 13, 2004, at Forrest GeneralHospital.

He was a Lincoln County native. He was a retired executivedirector of Forrest General Hospital. He joined the hospital as itschief administrator in 1962, and during his tenure as executivedirector, he spearheaded numerous expansions of the medical centerand addition of services. Under his direction, the hospitalestablished a cardiac care unit and began offering expandedpsychiatric services. In 1984, Forrest General’s outpatient surgeryfacility was built and named after Woodall. He retired in 1996.Woodall also played a major role in securing funding for the PearlRiver Community College Workforce Development Center, which isunder construction in the Hattiesburg-Forrest County IndustrialPark. The $3.73 million facility will be named after Woodall. Heserved as chairman of the Hattiesburg-Forrest County IndustrialPark Commission. He was a member of First Baptist Church, and wasan Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict.

Preceding him in death was his first wife, Margaret Woodall.

Survivors are his wife, Pat Woodall of Hattiesburg; hisdaughters, Linda Carol Woodall of Petal, and Margaret MichelleBacon of Kingsport, Tenn.; his son, Lowery Woodall Jr. of MaryEsther, Fla.; his stepsons, Jerry Ligon of Boca Raton, Fla., andJoe Ligon of Sanibel Island, Fla.; his sisters, Margaret Wilkersonof Seattle, Wash., Alice “Dolly” Allen and Mabel McCraw, both ofSacramento, Calif., and Winnie Allen of Winter Park, Fla.; hisbrother, R.E. Woodall of Bogue Chitto; and seven grandchildren.