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John Riley Woodell

July 26, 1943 ~ November 14, 2021 (age 78)


John Riley Woodell, 78, of Randleman, died Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.

Funeral Services, 3:00 PM, Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Panther Creek Baptist Church, Asheboro.

Officiating, Rev. Jimmy Honeycutt.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

John was a native of Randolph County, former owner and operator of Woodell Paint Store and a member of Panther Creek Baptist Church. He served on the board of Carolina Farmers Mutual Insurance Company. John was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Violet Edwards Woodell, and step father, Albert Fisher, brother, Paul Wesley Woodell.

Survivors: wife, Barbara Brown Woodell, of the home, daughter, Rose Marie Branch, and husband, Eric, of Franklinville, sister, Shirley Marie Welch, and husband, Ronnie, of Asheboro, brother, Charles Lee Woodell, and wife, Marcie, of Franklinville, grandchildren, Jonathan Eric Branch II and wife, Patricia, Jamie Branch Rose and husband, Jonathan, great-grandchildren, Jake Rose, Jayden Rose, July Ramos, Sherlyn Ramos, Ramon Camacho, Manuel Camacho, great-great-grandson, Isaiah Camacho.

Visitation, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur and other times at the residence.

Condolences may be made online at

Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

Memorials may be made to Panther Creek Baptist Church, c/o Shirley Welch, 212 Sunrise Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203 or American Cancer Society, 7027 Albert Pick Road, Suite 104, Greensboro, NC 27409 in memory of his mother.

To send flowers to John's family, please visit our floral store.


November 17, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Loflin Funeral Home and Cremation Services
147 COLERIDGE RD./P. O. Box 525
Ramseur, NC 27316

Funeral Service
November 18, 2021

3:00 PM
Panther Creek Baptist Church
2204 Panther Creek Rd.
Asheboro, NC 27205


Panther Creek Baptist Church, c/o Shirley Welch
212 Sunrise Ave., Asheboro NC 27203

American Cancer Society
7027 Albert Pick Road, Suite 104, Greensboro NC 27409

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