Barbara Evelyn Hardison Woodward

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Mrs. Barbara Evelyn Hardison Woodward, 97, of Lewisburg, was born on Feb. 12, 1921, and entered into eternal rest on Jan. 28, 2019.

Mrs. Woodward is a native of Marshall County where she graduated from Marshall County High School. She started her insurance career at Lewisburg Insurance Agency with her husband Paul C. Woodward, along with T.L. Cathey, J.W. Gibson, and Tommy Cathey. She then went on to finish her career at Collins and Miller Insurance. She retired at the young age of 92. At her retirement, she was recognized by Gov. Bill Haslam for being the most senior active licensed insurance agent in the State of Tennessee.

Barbara was a wonderful bridge player and enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and tennis. She was also an avid Bingo player.

She was the daughter of the late Joe Baxter Hardison and Harriet Virginia Braden Hardison. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Carroll Woodward and her daughter Joe Carol Woodward.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandra (the late Hardy) Moyers of Nashville, Susan (Ron) Simpson of Murfreesboro, and Sharon (Dennis) Deitz of Lewisburg; one son, Paul Steven (the late Mitzi) Woodward of Lewisburg; four grandchildren, Ali Simpson, Mike (Rhonda) Moyers, Sam Moyers, Stevie (Ben) Hazard; and six great-grandchildren, Dylan, Taylor, and Talen Hazard, and Jonathan, Cara, and Ashland Moyers.

Family graveside services will be conducted on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at noon at Lone Oak Cemetery with burial to follow.

Visitation with the family was conducted Thursday evening from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at London Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassus Hospice, 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 400 Brentwood, TN 37027.

Special thanks to the staff of Compassus Hospice with Dr. Ben Gardner, Pam and Ed White, and Gene Douglas at Parsonís Pharmacy.

London Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.