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Randall Dane Woodruff, Sr.

January 19, 1946 — December 16, 2012

Randall Dane Woodruff, Sr. 66, of Valdosta died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta after a brief illness. He was born in Valdosta, and grew up in Mayday before moving back to Valdosta to attend Valdosta State College (now VSU). Following college he married his childhood sweetheart, the former Hellen Marie Moore, and they were married for 45 years, prior to her death in 2009. Mr. Woodruff's career was in footwear distribution where he worked for several companies including Georgia Boot, Stride Rite, Justin and others. He had success in developing territories throughout the southeast and was instrumental in the design and development of numerous top selling footwear apparel products. Mr. Woodruff was nationally known for his product, sales and territory development expertise. Mr. Woodruff was a member of the Bemiss Road Baptist Church for over 40 years.

Survivors include his two sons and a daughter in law, Dane Woodruff of Orlando, FL, Michael and Robyn Woodruff of Valdosta; three grandchildren, Blake Woodruff, Jarred Woodruff and Brooklyn Woodruff all of Valdosta; his mother, Virginia Woodruff of Mayday; sister Julianna Woodruff & Vijay Saigal of Shreveport, LA.; and two brothers and sisters in law, Jerry & Catherine Strickland of Baxley and Norman & Carol Strickland, of Mayday; and a very special friend Theresa Mathis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hellen, his father, Bill Woodruff and brother Bobby Woodruff and half-brother Maurice Woodruff.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm, Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with Dr. Danny Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery in Echols County. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at Carson McLane Funeral Home.

Funeral Home:
Carson McLane Funeral Home
2215 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
US 31602

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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