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Leonard Don Wooddell

Leonard Don Wooddell, 66, of Newport, N.C., departed this life Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City, N.C. Death resulted unexpectedly from meningitis.


He was born October 27, 1950 at the Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, a son of the late Brent T. and Gladys Wooddell. He was a graduate of Franklin County High School in Columbus, Ohio. Leonard enjoyed life, especially spending time on the water. He loved his family and friends. He was an employee of Bouila Construction, in Newport, for 22 years. He worked previously as a security guard at Snowshoe Ski Resort in Pocahontas County, W.Va., where he met the love of his life, Paris Flanagan Sturm. The couple married on July 18, 1981 and celebrated 31 years of marriage together. After spending many years working through the cold W.Va. winters, the couple sought a new life on the Crystal Coast in N.C. They spent their lives working on the water and, in later years, just enjoying the warm sunshine. He is predeceased by his wife Paris, and sister Barbara Eck of Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his mother-in-law Faitha Flanagan of Thomas, W.Va.; two children he loved as his own, son Jerry Howard Sturm of Kerens, W.Va. and daughter Elizabeth Lancaster (Scott) of Kerens, W.Va.; brothers Bill Wooddell (Valecia) of Corapeak, N.C.; brother-in-law Gordon Lee (Elsie) Flanagan of Ohio; sisters Carolyn Eilertson (Sid) of New Bern, N.C., Sandra Willhite (Brian) of Hillsboro, W.Va., Kay Hogan (Michael) of Millington, Md.; grandchildren Hannah Marie Evans (Logan) and Jacob Lancaster of Kerens, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family welcomes friends to celebrate his life during a memorial service at 2 pm, Saturday, June 17, at First United Methodist Church in Parsons. The Reverend William R. Brown will officiate. A private interment will be held later at the Waxler Cemetery in Danville, Md.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory. Family and friends may leave condolences to the family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.

WILLIE CLINTON HENDERSON

WILLIE CLINTON HENDERSON

YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held at 11 a.m. on June 26, 2017, at the Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church for Mr. Willie Clinton Henderson, 91, who departed this life Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Briarfield Manor after a short illness. Mr. Henderson was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Ramer, Ala., a son of Claude Henderson and Ada Fannin. He attended Little Zion Public Schools in Ramer. He relocated to Youngstown in 1942, and enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1944.

He was employed for 24 years at the Lordstown Ordinance Department and spent more than 13 years as a security guard for Pinkerton Securities. Mr. Henderson was a faithful member of the Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, where he served on the adult usher board, the Willing Worker s Club, and was an honorary member of the Women s Home and Overseas Missionary Society of the A.M.E. Zion Church. He found joy in traveling, gardening, walking through the mall, watching baseball games on television, and having early morning breakfast at McDonald s with his friends. His presence will be dearly missed. He leaves to cherish his beloved memory, Rose L. Basham Henderson of Youngstown; four daughters, Carolyn L. Jackson, with whom he made his home, and Doranna E. (Larry) Speed, both of Youngstown, Deborah J. Henderson of Casa Granda, Ariz., and Trucilla A. Henderson (Larry Ash) of District Heights, Md.; three sisters, Mabel Southerland of Austin, Texas, AdaBelle Jammer of Cincinnati, and Mary Cummings, whom he reared, of Youngstown; two brothers, Thomas Harris of Cleveland and Sylvester (Annie Mae) Harris of Orlando, Fla.; two grandsons, Alfred Jackson Jr. of Washington, D.C. and Andre (Tarrah) Jackson Sr. of Charlotte, N.C.; two granddaughters, Kimberly Speed of Youngstown and Rashaun Speed of Boardman; three great-grandchildren, J Maira Stevens of Boardman, Andre Jackson Jr. and Evan Jackson, both of Charlotte; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Tenna Henderson; and three brothers, Lonnie, John D., and James Harris. Special thank you to the physicians and staff of Mercy Health Youngstown MICU and the director of Nursing and staff of Briarfield Manor Unit 4. Friends may call Monday, June 26, 2017, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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Youngstown News, Obituaries, Tributes, WILLIE CLINTON ...

YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held at 11 a.m. on June 26, 2017, at the Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church for Mr. Willie Clinton Henderson, 91, who departed this life Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Briarfield Manor after a short illness. Mr. Henderson was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Ramer, Ala., a son of Claude Henderson and Ada Fannin. He attended Little Zion Public Schools in Ramer. He relocated to Youngstown in 1942, and enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1944.

He was employed for 24 years at the Lordstown Ordinance Department and spent more than 13 years as a security guard for Pinkerton Securities. Mr. Henderson was a faithful member of the Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, where he served on the adult usher board, the Willing Worker s Club, and was an honorary member of the Women s Home and Overseas Missionary Society of the A.M.E. Zion Church. He found joy in traveling, gardening, walking through the mall, watching baseball games on television, and having early morning breakfast at McDonald s with his friends. His presence will be dearly missed. He leaves to cherish his beloved memory, Rose L. Basham Henderson of Youngstown; four daughters, Carolyn L. Jackson, with whom he made his home, and Doranna E. (Larry) Speed, both of Youngstown, Deborah J. Henderson of Casa Granda, Ariz., and Trucilla A. Henderson (Larry Ash) of District Heights, Md.; three sisters, Mabel Southerland of Austin, Texas, AdaBelle Jammer of Cincinnati, and Mary Cummings, whom he reared, of Youngstown; two brothers, Thomas Harris of Cleveland and Sylvester (Annie Mae) Harris of Orlando, Fla.; two grandsons, Alfred Jackson Jr. of Washington, D.C. and Andre (Tarrah) Jackson Sr. of Charlotte, N.C.; two granddaughters, Kimberly Speed of Youngstown and Rashaun Speed of Boardman; three great-grandchildren, J Maira Stevens of Boardman, Andre Jackson Jr. and Evan Jackson, both of Charlotte; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Tenna Henderson; and three brothers, Lonnie, John D., and James Harris. Special thank you to the physicians and staff of Mercy Health Youngstown MICU and the director of Nursing and staff of Briarfield Manor Unit 4. Friends may call Monday, June 26, 2017, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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