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Alva Woods, 82, Russell Springs, KY (1939-2021)

Alva Woods of Russell Springs passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021, at his residence. He was 82 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Jeffery Carnes officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Frankfort, KY.

Visitation will be from 11amCT until 2pmCT on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY.

Alva Woods was born on Tuesday, January 24 1939, in Pleasureville, KY, the son of the late Rebecca Hudson Woods and the late James Curtis Woods.

Survivors include:
  • A Daughter, Ruth Givens, of Russell Springs KY
  • A Son, John Gambill, of Radcliff KY.
  • A Step-Daughter, Teresa Wilkins, of Eminence KY
  • Eight grandchildren
  • Seven great-grandchildren
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Steve Bailey and Jimmy Gambill, and a sister, Virginia Harrod.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and a facilities security officer for the Commonwealth of Kentucky attaining the rank of Captain. He was a member of Coffey's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Alva Woods, 82, Russell Springs, KY (1939-2021)

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