Carolyn Louise “Perk” Woodson of Amherst and formerly of Newport departed this life Wednesday evening, February 3, 2010 in the loving care of her family at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Giles County on March 14, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Carroll Perkins and Lucille Conley Martin. She was a woman of great faith and strength and had been employed at Sweet Briar College. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father Paul Cumbee and her first husband Marvin Tawney.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Jerry D. Woodson of Amherst; her son and daughter-in-law Ward A. (Andy) and Crystal Tawney of Bailey, Colorado; her daughter and son-in-law Michelle T. and Michael Raines of Newport; her grandchildren, that she absolutely adored, Makayla M. Tawney, Wyatt T. Tawney, Cassidy M. Raines; her brother and sisters Robert Cumbee of Pembroke, Helen Griggs of Pearisburg, Brenda and Gary Martin of Newport, Sandra Smith of Newport, Hazel Cumbee of Hoges Chapel, Doris Cumbee of Pembroke; her in-laws Donnie and Christine Woodson of Richmond, Billy and Jerry Woodson of Amherst; Betty Sue and Lee Bryant of Amherst.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Kendall and Pastor Wayman Cregger officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.