Graveside service for Sara M. Woods, 95, of Sudan, who died Friday, June 8, 2018 in Amherst, was held Monday morning, June 11, at Sudan Cemetery, with Mike Woods of Sudan officiating. Ellis Funeral Home of Sudan was in charge of arrangements. She was born Oct. 22, 1922 in Farmersville, Texas to Reed P. and Mary (Mason) Markham. Sara had lived in the Sudan area since 1932. She graduated from Sudan High School in 1939 and attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Sara was active in the USO service organization providing games, meals and dancing partners for the servicemen during World War II, a rewarding experience. She then became a nanny and babysitter in the Lubbock area. She moved to Denver, Colo. and then to Albuquerque, N.M.,while working for a car dealership, before returning back to Sudan, to work at First National Bank of Sudan for 27 years. After retiring, Sara drove to Lubbock to work as a greeter for City Bank. She was always a people person. Sara is preceded in death by her parents; her sister and brother-inlaw, Mary (Pill) and Waymon Bellar; and her brother and sister-inlaw, Harvey and Marge Markham. Sara is survived by her three nephews, Mike Bellar and his wife, D’Anne, Jerry Bellar and his wife, Pam, and Roger Bellar and his wife, Kay; her niece, Mary Ann Harper and her husband, Craig; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. The family suggests memorials be sent to Sudan EMS, PO Box 491, Sudan, Texas, 79371; or First Baptist Church of Sudan, 108 Highway 303, Sudan, Texas, 79371.

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