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Obituaries for Friday, October 6, 2006

Troy O. McManus

Services for Troy O. McManus, of Meadville, are 1 p.m. Saturday,Oct. 7, at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville with burial in OakGrove Methodist Church Cemetery in Meadville.

Visitation is today from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. McManus, 74, died Oct. 3, 2006, in Franklin County. He wasborn in Franklin County on Dec. 12, 1931, to Henry McManus and RossLofton McManus.

He was retired from International Paper Company. He was aveteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the gospel singinggroup, “Before and After.” He was an avid fox hunter.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his sister.

Survivors are his wife, Hilda Myers McManus, of Meadville; hisson, Darrell McManus, of McComb; his daughter, Debra Byrne, ofNatchez; his stepdaughters, Lydia Case, of Nashville, Tenn., andLaJaun Case, of Boston, Mass.; his sisters, Marie Knox, of BatonRouge, La., and Nell Lofton, of Smithdale; his twostepgrandchildren; and a host of friends.

Thomas Chadwick ‘Chad’ Scott

Services for Thomas Chadwick “Chad” Scott, of McCall Creek, are2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church inEddiceton with burial in the church cemetery. Franklin Funeral Homeis in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Saturday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home,and at 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at thechurch.

Mr. Scott, 38, died Oct. 6, 2006, at Hospice Ministries inJackson after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. He wasborn in Lincoln County on Feb. 1, 1968, to Thomas Aaron “Dude”Scott and Artie Loy Calcote Scott.

He was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He was aMason at Bude Masonic Lodge.

Preceding him in death were his father and a nephew, ThomasRichard Holland.

Survivors are his mother, Artie Loy Scott, of McCall Creek; hisdaughters, Jerri Lynn Scott, of Milford, Kan., and Brandy Scott, ofMcCall Creek; his sister, Dana Holland and her husband Greg, ofMcCall Creek; his brother, Lamar Scott and wife Rhonda, ofBrookhaven; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and one nephew.

Joseph Woodard

Services for Joseph Woodard, of Bude, are 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct.7, at Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Kirby with burial in MeadvilleCemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Saturday at noon at the church.

Mr. Woodard, 82, died Oct. 2, 2006, at Promise SpecialtyHospital in Ferriday, La. He was born on May 1, 1924, to WadeWoodard and Lizzie Winston Woodard.

He was a graduate of Alexander High School in Brookhaven, and ofAlcorn State University in Lorman. He was a retired educator andtaught at Mt. Olive High School in Kirby, and Franklin County HighSchool in Meadville. He served on the Bude Board of Aldermen foreight years. He was former vice president of the NAACP in FranklinCounty. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and receivedthe Victory Medal. He earned the rank of private first class. Hewas a member of Triumph Church of God in Christ in Bude.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, MonroeWoodard.

Survivors are his wife, Mae Dell Harris Woodard, of Bude; hissons, Rickey L. Woodard, of Bude, and Ronnie D. Woodard, U.S. AirForce, Anchorage, Alaska, and Alvin A. Woodard, of Anchorage; hisdaughters, Patricia Watkins, of Anchorage, Pamela D. Davis, ofMeadville, and Brenda E. Carradine, of Kirby; and his 17grandchildren.