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We send our deepest respect and condolences to the family of Mr. Noah Woods.

We send our deepest respect and condolences to the family of Mr. Noah Woods. Mr. Noah passed from this earthly life on Friday, March 29th. He will be remembered for his warm smile and gentle way that he made everyone feel important. Mr. Noah was a visionary and a statesman who led with honor and dignity. For thousands of children across our territory, he was a kind educator or principal, who encouraged you every day and guided your educational journey toward success. He dedicated almost forty years to the education of children in Robeson County.

Mr. Noah also spent almost thirty years as a Robeson County Commissioner and would serve as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners from 2006 through 2015. His most well-known saying was “He loved the Great State of Robeson.” Mr. Noah’s vision for a better Robeson County led him to advocate across the state and on every level for his fellow citizens. He served as president of the NC Association of County Commissioners in 2003. While he was president, community members remarked how he would visit every county in the state to make sure those counties were taken care of. “He wanted Robeson to be included on a broader state level in a more collaborative approach to county government,” stated Kelly Blue, Robeson County Manager.

Today people all across Robeson County receive the benefit of Mr. Noah’s vision. He was instrumental in the construction of the new Robeson County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). He also played a key role in the construction of the new Robeson County Department of Social Services building and the remodel of the old DSS building to bring a number of county services under one roof thereby creating what he would call a “One stop shop” for citizens. These 3 projects would be extremely beneficial during and after Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Fran.

Alongside the love of his life, Dr. Ruth Dial Woods, they were a force for the people of Robeson County, but also the Lumbee People. Mr. Noah will be missed.

Noah Woods Obituary

Noah Woods was born August 5th, 1939 in Robeson County N.C. and was called to his heavenly home on Friday March 29, 2024. He departed this life peacefully at home with family by his side.

Noah was the son of the late Curtis Woods and Mary Wynn. He was preceded in death by son, Cary Woods and love of his life, Ruth Dial Woods.

Noah is survived by sons, Marshall Locklear of Stafford, VA.; Perry Woods (Beverly) of Maxton, Noah Ollin Woods (Meg) of Wilmington, Aaron Woods of Pembroke, and daughter, Connie Williamson (Mike) of Pembroke, sisters, Mildred Maynor, Effie Mae Locklear, Alice Hunt, Margaret Hiraldo, Rebecca Hunt, brothers, Murphy Woods, Hardy Ray Wynn and Samuel Wynn, grandchildren, Alex Locklear, Preston Locklear, Amber Woods, Brandon Woods, Carla Locklear (Christopher), Amy Woods, Lily Grace Woods, Noah Aiden Woods, Ruby Jane Woods, Johnathan Williamson, Lauren O'Connor (Cormac), as well as many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, caretakers and neighbors.

He was a graduate of Pembroke State University (1962) and received his masters from East Carolina (1972). Noah started his career in public education in 1962 until he retired in July 2000. He had a desire to meet the needs of his family as well as the community in which he served as a Robeson County Commissioner for 28 years.

Noah served his community for over 30 years as an educator and public servant and was committed to make a difference in the life of anyone he met. He was extremely active in his local church, welcoming and acknowledging other's testimonies and prayer concerns. He financially supported children and others who desired to participate in local and outside church missions and activities. His servanthood as a Christian man who wore the suit, definitely deserves praise.

Funeral Services -


Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 1:00 pm

Oxendine Elementary School

5599 Oxendine School Road

Maxton, NC 28364

Funeral Services

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 3:00 pm

Cherokee Holiness Church

5739 Oxendine School Rd.

Maxton, NC 28364


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