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Allan 'Brother Woody' Woods Dead at 61

Dec. 24, 2007 — Allan Woods, also known as "Brother Woody," died unexpectedly Thursday. Woods, who was 61, taught chemistry at St. Croix Central High School for 35 years and was loved and respected by his students and fellow teachers.
Woods arrived on St. Croix in 1971 and began his employment with the Education Department. He had the rare ability to relate to students on their level earning him a the respect of many students. In the 70s and 80s Woods moonlighted as a popular radio and night club DJ. He also was the anchorman and sports journalist for WSTX Channel 8 news for several years. He continued working in the media field lending his smooth and distinctive voice to many local commercials airing on radio and television.
Woods served as the master of ceremonies for many pageants, awards shows and local productions, hosting the Hal Jackson Miss Talented Teen Pageant for several years.
Right up until his death Woods was active in sports, pitching for the Speak the Word Ministries softball team, and bowling with the Happy to Bowl Team. Relaxation for Woods was listening to music, or being involved in photography, dancing, computers, reading, acting and talking with friends and family.
His life was dedicated to mentoring youth and encouraging youth excellence in academics and sports as a coach for a little league baseball team. Woods was a member of the Rigidims Carnival Troop and Alpha Phi Alpha step shows, inductions and other community oriented activities. The joy of his life was his three-year-old son Avery. He also leaves behind his step-daughter Dorna and step-grandson Jordan; brothers Samuel, Gerald (Mattie), Eric (Francine) and sister Trish along with many others relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Viewing for Alan Woods is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 at Speak The Word Ministries. The funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at Central High School gym.
Professional services are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.

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