Age: 58 Address: Green Mountain, North Carolina Date of Death: Sunday, November 24, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Services
Details: Albert Lee Woodby of Green Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 24th at the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Bill and Honnie Lou Bryant Woodby of Green Mountain. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Ray Woodby. He was career correctional officer starting at Craggy Correctional Center, moving to Riverside Correctional and was with the crew that started operations at Avery/Mitchell Correctional Institute and continued to work there until he retired in March 2010. After his retirement and the death of his brother, Ronnie, he took over ownership of Woodby’s Lawn Service. Albert was a kind hearted, generous man who loved to collect Civil War memorabilia and was always helping others. He loved his horses, farming, hunting, fishing and traveling but most of all he loved spending time with his grandson, Cy.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his loving wife of 38 years, Marilyn Banks Woodby; mother-in-law, Ellen Banks; three sons: Albert Allen Woodby and wife, Melissa, of Asheville, Jonathan Lloyd Woodby and partner, Lynette Weaver of Green Mountain and Anthony Lee Woodby and wife, Nancy Ray, of Burnsville; four sisters: Brenda Johnson and husband, Elihu, of Marion, Patricia Thomas and husband, Scott, of Micaville, Pam Young and husband, Jeff, of Green Mountain, and Marsha Robinson and husband, Randall, of Burnsville; sister-in-law, Tammy Mathis Woodby of Jacks Creek; two brothers: Billy Woodby and wife, Samantha, of Burnsville and Danny Woodby and wife, Wendy, of Green Mountain; grandson, Oliver William Cy Woodby. Several cherished nieces, nephews and his faith family at Peterson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 29th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Denny Wilson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Everett Banks Family Cemetery.
Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Yancey County Meals on Wheels, PO Box 546, Burnsville, NC 28714 or Gideons International, PO Box 264, Burnsville, NC 28714. To send online condolences, please visit the website: www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.