James Billy Woods will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception to be held in his honor at 2 p.m., April 20, 2013, in the fellowship hall at Goshen Valley Freewill Baptist Church, 1609 Goshen Valley Road, Church Hill. Family and friends are invited to attend.
Billy was born on April 20, 1933, in Hawkins County, Tenn., to Floyd and Flora Arnold Woods. He was the first of six children.
Billy has been married to Joyce Cradic Woods for 60 years. They are the parents of Freda Lane and James F. Woods.
Billy was employed at Holliston Mills for 29 years and retired in 1995. He has been a member of Goshen Valley Freewill Baptist Church for 51 years, a deacon for 47 years, treasurer for 42 years, and custodian and trustee for many years.
One of his many talents is his ability to recite all the books of the Bible and the number of chapters in each book.
He also enjoys visiting with family and friends, participating in Church Hill Senior Center activities, feeding his birds, gardening, woodworking, listening to music and cooking.