Born: August 5, 1877, on a farm near Lineville, Alabama.
Died: July 3, 1958.
Buried: Shannon Rose Hill Park, Fort Worth, Texas.
Woodie was the husband of Ada Elizabeth Bates.
He published his first song in 1898, and went on to write hundreds of pieces. He was pastor or visitor at many churches in Texas through the years, finally moving back to Fort Worth in 1935.
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