Melvin Woods age 67, of
Dandridge, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013, at his home.
He was a loyal member of
Mount Carmel Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon.
He retired from BASF. He was
a member of the United Supreme Council, 33rd Degree, Ancient and Accepted
Scottish Rites Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, Prince Hall
Affiliation. Alcoa Consistory No. 175, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rites,
Prince Hall Affiliation. Keblah Temple No. 78, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Noble
Mystic Shrine of North and South America and itís Jurisdictions, Inc. Blue
House-B.W. Haynes District Council No. 16.
He was a founding member of
Citizens for Justice, Equality and Fairness in Dandridge, TN.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Walter and Margaret Woods; brothers, Walter Woods, Jr., and Wayne
Woods; sisters, Charlotte Woods and Linda Davidson.
He is survived by his wife,
Sarah L. Woods, of Dandridge, daughters, Emily Michelle Greenlee and husband
Thomas, of McDonough, GA; Melinda Sue Bone and husband, Timothy, of
Chattanooga, TN; Bridgett Melaina McBride and husband, Timothy of Nashville,
TN; brothers, Gary (Gail) Woods, Leo (Ruth) Woods, of Newport and Ben (Sherry)
Carr, of Jefferson City; grandchildren, Joshua Lewis, Brian, Genesis, Sarah and
Mary Greenlee, Ariel, Demetri and Melaina Bone, Timothy II, Noah and Samaria
McBride; and a host of relatives, family and friends.
The family will receive
friends from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014, in Manes Funeral Home
Chapel, with a Masonic Service following at 7:15 p.m.
Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014. at Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in
Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
Family and friends may sign
the guest register on line at: www.manesfunerahome.com.
Manes Funeral Home in charge.