WILSON IS DEAD AT AGE 28
Known Chorus, Choir Leader, Nashville Native, to Be Buried Saturday
Woodrow Wilson, 28, former teacher of voice at Andrew College, Cuthbert,
Ga., and widely known as a chorus and choir singer, died yesterday afternoon at
a local hospital. He had been in bad health since December.
Mr. Wilson, a native of Nashville, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H.
Wilson Sr. and came to Chattanooga as a child. He was educated at Northside
Junior High School, at Chattanooga High and received his bachelor of music
degree at the University of Chattanooga where he was a student of J. Oscar
Miller of Cadek Conservatory of Music.
He sang here as a baritone member of St. Paulís Episcopal Church choir
and with the Chattanooga Civic Chorus and with the Chattanooga Symphony
Orchestra. He won the state high school vocal contest as a senior at Chattanooga
For two years he was a member of the faculty of Andrew College in
Cuthbert and during his residence there he sang in the choir of the First
Presbyterian Church of Cuthbert. He was forced to give up his teaching career
late last year and returned to Chattanooga.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Helen Burns Wilson; son, Woodrow
Wilson Jr; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Wilson, Hermitage, Tenn.; sister,
Mrs. Henry J. Salvage, Miami, Fla., two brothers, Marvin H. Wilson Jr.,
Glendale, Calif.; Kelley R. Wilson, Hermitage; grandmother, Mrs. Ben Hall,
Funeral services will be held at the National Funeral Home Saturday
afternoon at 3:30, the Rev. Robert Luther Torrence and the Rev. Allan Fleece