Christine Woody

Dec 31, 2012

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother

CANTON — Christine Hendrix Woody, 88, of School House Branch Road, passed away Saturday Dec.29, 2012, at her home.

Mrs. Woody was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Buncombe County to the late Faith Hendrix and the late Sally Pursley Hendrix Evans. She resided most of her life in Haywood County and was a devoted member of Laurel Grove Baptist Church. Christine loved the Lord and her faith played an important role in her life. She was a talented seamstress and her beautiful hand-crocheted items were admired by many.  Christine was truly a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and she has touched many lives with her kindness and loving heart.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 68 years, Paul White Woody; a son, Wayne Woody, and his wife, Linda Woody, of Canton; daughters, Brenda Teague, of Canton, and Ruth Owenby, and her husband, Marshall Owenby, of Canton; grandchildren, Anthony Woody (Sherry), Joy Teague, Amanda Little (Danny), Kristy Pless (Johnny), Stacy Owenby and Ashley Mathis; great-grandchildren, Hannah Snell, Ely Pritchard, Caden and Chloe Little, Andrew Woody, John Paul and Natalie Pless, Paul and Natalie Owenby, Mikenzie and Madison Mathis; a brother, Bobby Hendrix, and his wife, Betty Hendrix of Low Gap.

The Woody family would like to extend a special thank you to Jessie O’Neil who is loved like a family member and gave such special care and compassion to Christine.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 to  2 p.m. prior to the funeral service.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Woody’s memory to Laurel Grove Baptist Church, 83 School House Branch Road, Canton, NC 28716.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Woody family. Words of comfort may be shared at