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Martha Darlene Woodman

January 21, 1948 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 72)

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Martha Darlene “Dar” “Nene” Woodman, age 72 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris.


She retired after many years as the housekeeping manager at Buchanan Resort.  She formerly worked as the housekeeper for Oak Manor in McKenzie, TN.  Dar’s family was her life.  Known as “Nene” to her grandchildren, they always referred to her as the “best grandma ever.”  She was Baptist by belief.


Dar was born January 21, 1948, in Lansing, MI, to Marion Jones, who survives, of Como, TN, and the late Dorothy McGehee Jones.


She was married March 19, 1966, to Doug Woodman, who survives, of Paris.


Along with her father and husband, she is also survived by two sons, Mark (Andrea) Woodman of Rome, GA, and Marty (Cindy) Woodman of Paris; her twin sister, Mary Diane (Dennis) Updyke of Como, TN; one brother, Jeffery Jones of Como, TN; six grandchildren, Brandon Woodman, Adam (MB) Woodman, Katie (Hayden) Childre, Justin Woodman and fiancée Courtney Sutton, Mariah Harden and special friend Ty Flowers, and Taylor Woodman and special friend Trever Williams; three great grandchildren, Peyton Woodman, Emma Harden, Knox Woodman, and one great grandchild on the way, Reeves Childre; and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Richard Jones.


Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.  The body is to be cremated.  To honor Dar’s wishes, no public services will be held.




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