George Earle Woods
Biographical Sketch On The
Life of George E. Woods
E. Woods was born at Holladay, Tennessee January 10, 1913, a son of
Mr. & Mrs. George E. Woods. He married Frances Sue Bibb August 17,
1935. To their union was born one daughter, Myra Sue. He attended
Freed-Hardeman College, and David Lipscomb College. He attended
George Peabody College For Teachers, receiving the B. A. Degree.
He was baptized by J. W. Grant on August 24, 1926 and
never missed Lord's Day worship from then until the end of his life.
He began preaching at Holladay, Tennessee in December 1931. He
preached for churches in Nashville, Tennessee. His preaching carried
him into twenty states, including Alaska, and in Canada. Some of the
churches he served included the Dickson, Tennessee church from
1940-1944. He also preached for the Poplar Street church in
Florence, Alabama from 1946 to 1947. He worked with the Shelby
Avenue church in Nashville, Tennessee from 1952 to 1957; the Buena
Vista church in Nashville from 1958 to 1960; the Lindsley Avenue church
in Nashville from 1961 to 1965; and the Pennsylvania church from
1966 to 1968. He engaged
extensively in radio preaching and in a few debates. He labored long
with the Nashville School of Preaching as a member of the faculty
and Board of Directors. He also author of two books of sermons:
Sermons In Outline in 1949; and Sermon Notes Of G.E. Woods in 1954.
held a Real Estate license for a number of years. He also held an
Amateur extra class radio operator license, call number WA4UWL. He
shared his enjoyment of Ham radio with his older brother and long
time preacher Guy N. Woods. Though not
as known as Guy, George made his own impact on the church in
Nashville and the brotherhood at large.
George E. Woods died on July 2, 2002 and was buried in the cemetery at
Woodlawn in Nashville, Tennessee.
Taken From Gospel Preachers Of Today Volumes 1-4
John Henry Jowett
said, "Don't let us think we have to be "stars" in order to shine.
It was by the ministry of a candle that the woman recovered her lost
piece of silver." Jesus Christ said,
"Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that
humbleth shall be exalted." (Matthew 23:12.)
The apostle James
wrote. "God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble."
servants of God that I have known over 50 years are George Earle
Woods and his wife Frances. They have not thought they had to be
"stars" in the work of the Lord, but have demonstrated their
satisfaction with being servants of the Lord in their lives of
faithfulness to him. For quite some time
have wanted to give Earl and Frances some "flowers" while they can
see and smell them.
ago, my Margie and I went to see Frances in her home in Nashville,
TN, and then we went to see Earle in the health care center in
Nashville where he lives.
EARLE'S PREACHING CAREER
Brother Woods is
also known as G.E. Woods. He was born January 10, 1913 at Holladay
in Benton County, Tennessee to George Emmett Woods and Eula Estelle
Stokes Woods. He started preaching on the third Sunday of December
1931 and preached for 65 years. He served as pulpit minister for
Churches of Christ in Borger, Texas; Spur, Texas; Paducah, Kentucky;
Florence, Alabama; Winchester, Milan, and Dickson (Walnut Street),
all in Tennessee. He also preached for congregations in Nashville,
Tennessee, including: Trinity Lane; Lindsley Avenue; Grandview
Heights; Shelby Avenue; Joywood; Pennsylvania Avenue; and Buena
Vista. For the last 16 years of his preaching career, Earle preached
for the Lillimay Church of Christ near Ashland City, Tennessee.
George Earle also
preached in several series of gospel meetings each year. These were
in many states, including Alaska, and also in Canada. He preached on
many daily radio programs. He was a disputant in several debates
with Baptist and Adventist ministries. Over 50 years ago I heard him
and L.H. Brown a well known Baptist minister in a debate in a church
building in West Tennessee, and
cannot remember where it was. However, I do remember brother Woods
did wonderfully well. G.E. taught seven years in Nashville School of
was also a teacher. He taught and encouraged many young men who have
done much good in preaching the gospel.
Earle is the
author of two books of Sermons: (1) Sermons In Outline; and (2)
Sermon Notes Of G.E. Woods. Brother Woods attended Freed-Hardeman
College (now University) and he was graduated from David Lipscomb
College (now University). He was graduated from George Peabody
College with a B.S. degree.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
Woods and Frances Sue Bibb were married on August 17, 1935. They
have a daughter, Myra who is married to Charles Thomas Robinson and
they live in Nashville.
Earle and Frances
have been married for nearly 67 years. They have not only served
well together in the work of the Lord in the spreading of the gospel
and the work of the church, they have also for 67 years demonstrated
the meaning of holy matrimony. May their tribe increase. Frances has
known and demonstrated what God's word teaches on being a helpmeet
in marriage. She has also been a good preach demonstrates the role
of women in marriage and in the work of the church.
good accomplished by Earle and Frances in God's kingdom cannot be
calculated except by their Father who has sustained them by his
power, mercy, and love!
—Vol. 30, No. 11
World Evangelist, June, 2002, pages 1,3
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