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Woody Mugrauer

December 16, 1963 ~ December 6, 2020 (age 56)

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Ludowici – Woodrow W. “Woody” Mugrauer, 56, died Sunday, December 6, 2020 after a sudden illness.  Born in NJ he had lived in Long County most of his adult life.  He served as a deputy with Wayne County Sheriff’s Department where he was named the 2019 Officer of the year and had previously served with the Long County Sheriff’s Department and as Assistant Chief of the Ludowici Police Department.  He was a member of Ludowici First Baptist Church and the Bread of Life Sunday School class.  He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Watkins, parents Woodrow and Mary Mugrauer, brothers, Linwood Watkins, Mark Watkins, and three infant grandchildren.

Survivors are his wife, Christine Mugrauer of Ludowici; daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Chris Swenson of Jesup, Melinda Hall of Ludowici, and Kristin and Jud Griffis of Baxley; mother, Diane Chard of Millville, NJ; sister, Katie Overstreet of VA; brothers, Rodney Watkins of Vineland, NJ and Thomas Watkins of Millville, NJ; grandchildren, Elijah Hall, Wil Whitley, Jared Hall, Gianna Swenson and Greyson Griffis.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 8 at 2 PM at FBC Ludowici with Rev. Brad Boynton officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

Honorary pallbearers will be law enforcement and public safety personnel in attendance.

Remembrances are suggested to the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, P.O. Box 1922, Savannah, GA 31402 or FBC Ludowici, 705 McDonald Street, Ludowici, GA 31316.

Family and friends may sign the online register at

Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici.

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December 8, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
FBC Ludowici

Funeral Service
December 8, 2020

2:00 PM
FBC Ludowici

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