Judith Marcus Woodruff

June 23, 1944July 2, 2018

Waynesville, NC – Judith Marcus Woodruff, age 74, went to be with The Lord on July 2, 2018 surrounded by her family and closest friends. She was born in Haywood County on June 23, 1944. She retired from Dayco after 33 years of service. She was a Native of Haywood County. Her pride and joy was her family. She was lovingly known as mamaw by many. She was a life-long member of Red Bank Baptist Church. Above all else Judy loved spending time with her grand kids and great grand kids, but anyone who knew her knows how much she loves her jewelry. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alvin “Dugar” and Clara Moffitt Arrington; husband, Fredrick Joseph Marcus; sisters, Betty Singleton and Frieda Sorrells. Left to cherish her memory is her children, Tony and wife, Becky Marcus, Jeff Marcus and AJ, and Rebba and husband, Jody Brandt. Sister, Rebba “Carolyn” and husband, Dale Goehrig of Clermont, FL; brother, Tommy Arrington; grandchildren, Kasey Morgan and Dalton Messer, Dee Wells, Andrea Ammons and husband, Jon, Tony Greco, and Joey Marcus; great grandchildren, Aaron, Anthony, Alexis, Weston and Emersyn; and special friends, Belinda Wood, Denise Ridgeway, Elena McCracken and Louise Hill. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 1 pm to 2 pm at Garrett Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 2 pm on Wednesday at Garrett Funeral Home with the Reverend Nathan Ashe officiating. Burial will be held at Red Bank Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Autumn Care of Waynesville for the love and care they gave to Judy and the family. A message of comfort may be left to the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Judith Marcus Woodruff

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Sherry Wright

July 4, 2018

To each of the family and friends who knew Judy I send my sympathy and share your loss. Judy was my father’s wife for several years until his passing in 2009. I loved Judy for her love and care of my dad as he went through his final years on this earth. She stood by him even when he was a “grumpy 5 year old” and her generosity was much appreciated. Judy took me under her wing and shared me with you, her family, and I loved being with you.

Judy and I went on a road trip to deliver my dad’s ashes to his final resting place in Florida. This is my fondest memory of Judy. We laughed and cried together on our journey. She was a stronger woman than one may think! Her sister, Rebba, and husband, Dale remain friends of mine still. They helped to make the time we spent in Florida so healing.

I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. God bless you and yours.

Shelby Trull

July 4, 2018

Judy was such a bright light. She was happy and full of life. Even through the last years of her life, she never forgot those who meant so much to her, asking frequently about her family, where they were and what was new. Not only were we all blessed to be a part of her life, but she was blessed to have such a caring, compassionate, and supportive family. We love you guys and we will miss Judy so profoundly and entirely. She truly was a beautiful soul.

Judy Dybwad

July 4, 2018

Deepest condolences on your loss, Rebba and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ron Shook

July 3, 2018

Reba,Mary and myself are so sorry to hear about Judy she was a great friend and neighbor to both of us.Prayers coming your way.

Maggie Callaghan

July 3, 2018

Judy was the bright spot in my day everyday. She would always come by to say good morning (rarely missed a day), and some of my favorite moments were the times she would keep me company in the office in the evenings - she colored and I finished up some work - it was quiet and comforting and calming. Rebba, we all adored your mom, and her energy and smile will be missed so much. Sending lots of love and prayers to you and your family. Xoxoxo

denise ridgway

July 3, 2018

I love you Judy! You always made me feel like family and I loved every visit I made to Waynesville. I know in my heart that you & Fred are together again in Heaven.

Betty Queen

July 3, 2018

Rebba I’m so sorry for your loss. May God put his loving arms around the family and comfort you as only he can

Cathy Bilger

July 3, 2018

I feel like I was touched by the sweetest Angel ever I loved Judy more than words can say. I will miss our prom queen so much. I am sending my thoughts and prayers to the whole family but I will miss seeing Reba and Kasey daily. I love you all so much

Sara Bradley

July 2, 2018

I had the great pleasure to care for this woman. I loved going to work and seeing her smiling face just waiting there. She was a amazing woman and loved by many and will truly be missed by so many.