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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Hugh M. Woods Obituary

  • A memorial service for Hugh M. Woods of Helena will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Helena.
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  • A memorial service for Hugh M. Woods of Helena will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Helena. Born Sept. 29, 1924, in Hattiesburg, Miss., Hugh, 89, died May 21, 2014, at his home in Helena.  
    His wife of 55 years, Kathryn Woods, his sister, Marcelline Galbreath, and his brother, Douglas Woods, preceded him.  
    He was loved and cherished by his son, Sam Baxter of Marshall, Texas; his daughter, Jane Woods LaFranchi of Chevy Chase, Md.; his nine grandchildren; and all those who knew him.
    During World War II, as a teenager, Hugh joined the Navy and served until the end of the war as a Seabee in the Pacific.
    A 1949 graduate of Auburn University as a chemical engineer, Hugh had a long and distinguished career working for many years for Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co., and finishing his career with Allied Chemical in Helena.
    He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church serving on the memorial committee and assisting Kathryn with the church library and the church's prayer chain. 
    Hugh was recognized for his keen intellect, his quiet demeanor, and his ability to recognize the best in everyone he met.
    The family requests that memorials in lieu of flowers be sent the First United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.
    Friends and relatives may sign the online guest book at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena

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