Woodrow Wilson




Widely 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 High.

      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, Nashville.

      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 officiating.

Chattanooga Times 2/27/1948

  Submitted by Gary P. Martin