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Margaret Horton Woodard

Margaret Horton Woodard, 94, of Raleigh, NC died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in the peace of her home.

Mrs. Woodard was born October 8, 1920 in Raleigh, NC to the late Roy L. Horton and Mary Ruth Pope Horton. She was a 1940 graduate of Cary High School. It was in 1940, she started dating her late husband, Earl. They had a wonderful marriage of 66 years. Mrs. Woodard retired from Bell South as a business services representative. She was a devoted Christian and member of Macedonia United Methodist Church. She loved gardening, working in the yard, and college basketball, especially the Duke Blue Devils. Most of all, she loved her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Mrs. Woodard was preceded in death by her husband, H. Earl Woodard, Jr.; her parents, Roy L. Horton and Mary Ruth Horton; and siblings, Howard Horton, Fred Horton, Jerry Horton, and Mary Ruth Horton Woodall.

She is survived by her daughter, Gail Woodard Henderson and her husband, Charles, of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Clinton Gregory Woods of Raleigh and Stephen Douglass Henderson and his wife, Hayley, of Clayton; great grandson, Graham Parker Henderson of Clayton; sister-in-law, Norma Horton of Durham; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Macedonia United Methodist Church, 2700 Jones Franklin Road, Cary, NC 27518. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park, 2911 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.

The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 12:00-1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macedonia United Methodist Church or Transitions LifeCare.

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