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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
PoliticalMakers
Occupation(s):
High School Teacher
City Council Member

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Gold, Purple
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken, Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
You Know.

Birthplace

Born:
12/14/1932
Birth Location:
Due West, South Carolina

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
PoliticalMakers
Occupation(s):
High School Teacher
City Council Member

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Gold, Purple
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken, Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
You Know.

Birthplace

Born:
12/14/1932
Birth Location:
Due West
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Biography

Educator and politician Crain Woods was born in Due West, South Carolina, on December 14, 1932. The youngest son of a farmer and a housewife, Woods attended Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, following his graduation from high school. Woods earned a B.S. in 1957, and later returned to school, attending South Carolina State University for an M.S. in education and graduating in 1970.

After earning his bachelor's degree, Woods began his teaching career in 1959 in the Clarendon County Department of Education, where he was a teacher and a coach. Three years later, Woods was hired by the Horry County Department of Education, where he served as a teacher and school administrator. Woods continued on with Horry County until his retirement. In 1994, Woods became involved in the city government of Myrtle Beach after winning a City Council seat, and served as a city councilman until 2002.

Woods remains active with the local government today, serving on the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel Corporation board of directors and the All Aboard Committee, which is taking measures to have the Myrtle Beach railroad station placed in the National Registry of Historic Places. Woods sits on the board of the Myrtle Beach Housing Authority. He has also been active with the Horry County chapter of the American Red Cross for more than twenty-five years and currently serves as chairman of the organization.Additionally, Woods is a charter member and sits on the board of the Children's Museum of South Carolina. Woods and his wife, Julia, have been married since 1959.

Woods passed away on March 5, 2017 at age 84.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Crain Woods lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Crain Woods describes his family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Crain Woods describes his parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Crain Woods describes his hometown of Due West, South Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Crain Woods describes the sights, sounds, and smells of his childhood in Due West, South Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Crain Woods describes his childhood personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Crain Woods describes his childhood chores
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Crain Woods talks about attending church in Level Land, South Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Crain Woods describes his experiences in school
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Crain Woods describes his experiences attending Carver High School in Due West, South Carolina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Crain Woods describes enrolling at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Crain Woods describes his experiences attending Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Crain Woods describes his employment experiences after graduating from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Crain Woods describes pursuing his Master's degree at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Crain Woods describes integrating the staff of an elementary school in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Crain Woods describes how he was asked to run for a seat on the Myrtle Beach City Council
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Crain Woods describes how the Myrtle Beach City Council worked to improve the economy of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Crain Woods describes how the work of the Myrtle Beach City Council has benefitted the community
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Crain Woods shares his hopes and concerns for the community in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Crain Woods reflects upon his legacy and his parents' pride in his teaching career
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Crain Woods talks about his plan for the future
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Crain Woods talks about how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Crain Woods narrates his photographs