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A funeral service celebrating the life and legacy of Mrs. Hortense Armella Woods will be held Saturday January 28, 2017 at 10:30 am at Valley Baptist Church with Pastor T. James Harrison delivering the eulogy. Mrs. Woods departed this life Sunday January 22, 2017 at O’Brien’s Nursing Home, she w Inc.as 82 years old.
Mrs. Woods was born March 19, 1934 in Farrell, PA, a daughter of Clarence and Emma Lee Austin.  She was employed G.C. Murphy Co. for 12 years and was also employed as a G.I inspector for a construction company. Mrs. Woods started playing the piano and organ at the age of 6.  She was a gifted musician who dedicated her talents to various churches in the Shenango Valley.    Her husband, Andrew Woods Sr. whom she married on June 30, 1951 preceded her in death. 
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving children,  Andrew Woods Jr., of Farrell, PA, Marvin Woods and his companion, Tracy of Sharon PA, Diane Woods –Ashley and husband  Eugene of  Phoenix, Arizona her brothers, Clarence Austin of Farrell, Paul Austin of  Campbell, Ohio, Lawrence and Eugene Austin, both of West  Middlesex, her sisters, Marian Pope of New Jersey, Willie Cromartie of Hermitage, Beverly Williams of Farrell; 12 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 5 great - great grandchildren;  and a host other relatives and devoted friends, Shona Cook, Geraldine Wherry, Macie Tanner, Nathalee Lampkins
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Diane Lavern; her brothers, Reuben and James Austin; her sisters, Nancy, Janette Austin; her great grandchildren, Reaqown, Jalen, Tre’von and A’son Eilam, Brooke Hampton.
Friends may call Friday from 3-5 pm at Washington Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 9:30- 10:30 am at the church.
Friends may call at the home of Andrew Woods Jr., 1209 Dakota St. Farrell, PA.

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  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Inc.
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    God is our refuges. Sorry for the lost of a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed by many. Praying for the family and I know God will see you through all things. God bless.
    ~ Wesley and Pamela Prince   Sharon, PA
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    My Sympathy goes out to the family. Heaven has gained another Angel! God Bless You All.
    ~ Karen Cornelius-Parker   Kannapolis, NC
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    Sorry to hear of Hortense passing. Condolences to the entire family.
    ~ Laurence Watters   Southfield, MI
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    My Condolences to you and your family and praying for all.
    ~ Stephanie Farwell   Farrell, PA
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    With sympathy and prayers to the family. May she rest in peace.
    ~ Marylou McClimans   Hermitage, PA
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    My Condolences to you and your family and praying for all.
    ~ Stephanie Farwell   Farrell, PA
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    Diane and boys, so sorry for your loss. ONE of the sweetest ladies I've known. prayers and thought to you and your family!!
    ~ stephanie(Guiney) dACH   CLARK, PA
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    Our Sympathy and Condolences on the passing of your loved one.
    ~ The Geese Family, 1216 Dakota St   Farell, PA
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    Sadden by the loss of Sister Woods. Praying for the Family's strength.
    ~ Overseer Flora L. Newby   Hermitage, PA
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    Sending my love and condolence to the Family. Love always Cheryll E. Martin
    ~ Cheryll E. Gunn Martin   Conyers, GA
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you Condolences From the Wilkins Family
    ~ Lynn Wilkins   Columbus, OH
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you Condolences From the Wilkins Family
    ~ Lynn Wilkins   Columbus, OH
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
    ~ Joyce Venning   Virginia Beach, VA
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
    ~ Joyce Venning   Virginia Beach, VA
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
    ~ Joyce Venning   Virginia Beach, VA