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Lela Wood

June 4, 1925 — August 9, 2015

Lela Pearl Scott Wood, age 90 of Walling, TN, passed away August 9, 2015 at N. H. C. of McMinnville, TN., surrounded by her family.

She was born in White County, Tennessee, June 4, 1925, the daughter of Natty Scott and Nancy Ellen Bowdoin Scott.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jessie Thurman Wood, brothers, Willie Scott, Roy Scott, Cordell Scott, Estell Ray Scott, and Earl Scott, as well as sisters, Irene Smith and Maggie Ovalee Wiser.

Survivors include her children; Richard Wood and wife Joanna of Cookeville, Dennis Wood and wife Peggy of Walling, Loyd Wood and wife Anita of Rock Island, Lois Colwell of McMinnville, and Marlene Pelham and husband Tim of McMinnville, as well as a sister Loureen Campbell of North Carolina. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and thirty-seven great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. at Spring Hill The Baptist Church on Wednesday August 12, 2015. Bro. Frank Randolph and Bro. Alton Marcum will officiate. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Thurman Funeral Home on Tuesday August 11, 2015 from 4:00 until 9:00 and she will lie in state at the church from 10:00 until time of the service at 11:00.

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