In Memory of




Obituary for Elsie Woodard (Orr)

Elsie Laverne Orr Woodard, age 94, of Bushnell, FL, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 in Dade City, Florida. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, singing, playing marbles, and spending time at the Sumter Senior Center. Most of all, she loved being involved at her church, New Hope Baptist, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by daughters: Joyce Watson of Bushnell, FL, Susan Burke (Stan) of Brooksville, FL; grandchildren: Rhonda (Patrick) Richardson, Scott McCoy, Dan McCoy; Paul (Christy) Watson, Tim Watson; Houston “Stash” (Krys) Burke, Sheri (Lance) Freitag, and Stephen Burke; 15 great grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister: Muriel Burtoft (Lawrence) of Leesburg, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Emmitt C. Woodard; daughter, Kay McCoy; granddaughter: Wendi Watson.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Florida Baptist Youth Encampment, 4645 Baptist Island Road, Groveland, FL 34736.

In response to Covid-19 pandemic and in conjunction with CDC guidelines, all services will be private in nature.

Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Florida.