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Willie Clifford Woodruff, 77, passed away on April 20, 2017

 In Chattanooga, TN. He retired from Wheland Foundry after 28 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Florence Woodruff.

Survived by his Wife Betty Woodruff; Daughters Tara (Tony) Fambro of Columbus, OH, Tera (Jackie) Wilson of Calhoun, GA, Mia Woodruff Edmonds, Kenya Tumlin (Melvin) Kyle , Yolanda Woodruff of Chattanooga, TN;  Sons Clifford Eugene Woodruff, Lewis (Shanerra) Woodruff, Clifford Jamal Woodruff; 13 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and a host of other relatives.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Olivet Baptist Church. Interment-Forest Hills. The body will lie in state after 12 noon and family will receive friends from 7-8 PM at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave. 622-9995.


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  • Friday, April 21, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    So very sorry to hear about the death of your loved one. The death of someone hurts so very deeply. May the fond memories that you have of Willie sustain you. Please accept my sincere condolences. Revelation 21:3-5 is a wonderful promise from Almighty God. For additional information and comfort from the scriptures please visit jw.org. Sincerely TL
    ~ T Lampkin
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Victor Bailey
    ~ Victor Bailey   Fishers, IN
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Praying for your family hold on and be blessed
    ~ Diane Ellison   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Praying for your family hold on and be blessed
    ~ Diane Ellison   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Peace to the Woodruff Family. A great man has went home. What a blessing he has been to all of us. He was and is the best Father in Law. I could have ask for. Thanks for the times and the wisdom you shared with me on many occasions. R. I. P Willie Woodruff.
    ~ Jackie Wilson   Calhoun, GA
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Peace to the Woodruff Family. A great man has went home. What a blessing he has been to all of us. He was and is the best Father in Law. I could have ask for. Thanks for the times and the wisdom you shared with me on many occasions. R. I. P Willie Woodruff.
    ~ Jackie Wilson   Calhoun, GA
  • Monday, April 24, 2017
    Sending my prayers and sympathy to the family
    ~ Angela Burris   Chattanooga, TN