Sharon Elaine Rohde

Sharon Elaine Rohde, 64, of Blackshear, passed away Thursday evening, October 3, 2019, at her residence, surrounded by all of her family, following a courageous battle with cancer. 

Born June 28, 1955 in Red Oak, IA, she was a daughter of the late George Oliver and Avis Elaine Stanbrough Woodyard.  She had lived in New York and Daytona, FL for several years before moving to Pierce County in the mid 1980s. She was employed at Sweat’s Dry Cleaners in Blackshear and was of the Lutheran faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” James Rohde III.

Survivors include her four daughters and sons-in-law, Crysta and Brian Smith, Waycross, Holly and Kiley Ammons and Michelle and Allen Conners, all of Patterson, and Tracy and Michael Thornton, Mershon; 10 grandchildren, Makenzie Allen, Alana Allen, and Eli Smith, all of Waycross, Dillon Rohde, Dalton Conners, Darren Conners, Kolby Ammons and Cody Ammons, all of Patterson and Macy Thornton and Dathan Thornton, both of Mershon; her sister, Brenda Sue Woodyard Whittaker, Garner, NC; three brothers, Mark Steven Woodyard, Centennial, CO, Rodney George Woodyard, Sorrento, FL and Ronald Lee Woodyard, Rapid City, SD and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, from the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Mitch Hall officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501 or to the Southeast Cancer Unit, PO Box 667, Blackshear, GA 31516.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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