Gayle Barmore Woods

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gayle Barmore Woods
“Her children arise and call her blessed,”
Ecclesiastes 31:28

Gayle Barmore Woods peacefully passed away on January 16, 2011 surrounded by her family.
Gayle was born the first daughter of David L. Roy and Cordelia Hewitt Barmore on March 12, 1930, in Long
Leaf. She spent the majority of her childhood in Alexandria. She was a life-long banker working at the Guaranty Bank and Trust, Vernon Bank and retired from the Merchant and Farmers Bank as vice president. She was a member of the Mayor’s Women
Commission and Museum Board of West Louisiana and an active member of the First United Methodist Church. Gayle was a proud Methodist for her entire life.
Gayle and Raymond Lynn Woods were married for 43 years. They have four children and
nine grandchildren: Rae Lynn and Rod Mitchell of Bryan, Texas and their children Katie, Rachel and Lindsey; Cynthia and Brett Johnson of The Woodlands, Texas and their children Jacob and Kevin; John and Button Woods of Crowley, Texas and their
children Walker Lynn and Jordon; and Nancy and Dirk Smith of Bangkok, Thailand and their children Rylee and Erin. She will be missed by her brother Hewitt Barmore and sister Dorothy Winfield and her numerous nieces and nephews. Family was such an
important part of her life, which was evident by her hosting the annual 4th of July family reunion.
Gayle is predeceased by her parents, brothers, Clarence and Roy Barmore, and beloved husband.
Family visitation and viewing will
be held at Hixson Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, January 21. A celebration of Gayle’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 22 at the First United Methodist Church followed by a short graveside service at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Steve Barmore (nephew), Brett Johnson (son-in-law), Jacob Johnson (grandson), Kevin Johnson (grandson), Houston Keppinger (great nephew), Rod Mitchell (son-in-law), Darwin Winfield (nephew) and Steve Woods (nephew).
Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Leesville.