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Ocie Gibson Woods

June 13, 1938 — July 10, 2014

Ocie Gibson Woods, born June 13, 1938 in Leslie County, KY to the union of the late Estill Gibson and Mallie Buttree. Ocie went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the UK Medical Center. She was 76 years of age at the time of her passing. Ocie was married to the late Carl Woods from November 11, 1961 until the time of his passing on January 15, 2011. She was a homemaker by occupation. She had worked as a substitute teacher for the Leslie County School System as well as being an EFNEP assistant for the Leslie County Extension Office. Ocie enjoyed gardening, crafts and most of all spending time with her two granddaughters. She was well known for her basket weaving, corn shuck dolls and flowers, and homemade cream pull candy. She was preceded in death by her parents: Estill and Mallie Buttree Gibson; two brothers - Tester Gibson and Howard Gibson; three sisters - Vernie Baker, Esther Rice, and Pairlee Gibson. Ocie leaves the following relatives surviving: Two daughters: Angela Woods of Hyden, KY and Connie Osborne and Harlan of Hyden, KY. Two beloved granddaughters: Elizabeth & Sarah Osborne. Three sisters: Lois Osborne of Somerset, KY; Bessie Rice & Paul of Austin, IN; and Onzie Baker of Oneida, KY. One brother: Silas Gibson and Marie of Paris Crossing, IN. A host of other special family and friends also survive her passing. A special thanks to the nurses and doctors in the University of Kentucky ICU unit for their care and understanding during a difficult time and the staff of Mary Breckinridge Hospital. She was a much loved and integral part of the family and she will be dearly missed.


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