Margaret Ann McManus Woods

September 4, 1935June 16, 2018

Sylvania, GA – Margaret Ann McManus Woods, age 82, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Syl-View Rehabilitation & Memory Care Center in Sylvania.

She was born in Carroll County, Mississippi to the late Toliver & Bertha Howton. She was a member of the Waynesboro Church of Christ and attended Hiltonia United Methodist Church. She worked as a seamstress at the White Stag Co., worked at Allied Dept. Store in Sylvania and also was the receptionist at Screven Co. Hospital. She loved going to the beach and enjoyed cooking for her family, especially caramel cakes. She was preceded in death by her Parents; Husband: Joseph Cecil Woods, Sr.

Survivors: Daughters and Son-In-Law: Melinda W. & Rev. Dan Joyner and Lattra W. Gerrald, all of Statesboro; Sons and Daughter-In-Law: Joseph Cecil, Jr. “Jody” & Patricia Woods of Waterloo, SC and Alfred Anthony “Freddy” Woods of Millen, GA; 13 Grandchildren; A number of Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 4:00 PM at the Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan Joyner officiating. Burial following at Screven County Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers: David Oliver, Keith Oglesby, Rusty Forehand, Jay Neurath, Leonard Masters and Joseph Clifton Woods.

Remembrances: Syl-View Activity Fund, P O Box 538, Sylvania, GA 30467.


  • Syl-View Activity Fund


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Burial Following At Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Margaret Ann McManus Woods

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Joy Garcia

June 18, 2018

I will always remember Mema sitting at her table, reading scripture and doing bible study. And also when I would stay home with her during summer and we would watch Jerry Springer and other Soap Operas during the day.