Gela “Joann” Wood (Granny), February 8, 1935~August 7, 2014


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Gela “Joann” Wood (Granny), 79, of Greenland went to be with our Lord on Thursday, August 7, 2014 in Fayetteville.  She was born February 8, 1935 in Fayetteville.

She was a member of Gateway Church of NW Arkansas.  She was a much loved wife, mom, granny, sister, aunt and friend to so many people and will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Odean “Woody” Wood; her parents and multiple siblings.

She is survived by son,  Larry Wood of Fayetteville; daughter, Tami McCarty of Broken Arrow, OK.; son, Scott Wood of Greenland; sister, Donna Leming of Patrick; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Beard’s Chapel.  Interment will follow at Mt. Comfort Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 P.M. on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the funeral  home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Circle of Life Hospice.


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    ezola » 10. Aug, 2014

    I am saddened to hear of the passing of Jo my thoughts are with your family and friends

    Loretta Easton » 11. Aug, 2014

    To my favorite cousins… this is one of the hardest things you’ll have to do. I wish none of us had to do this….but we do. I just want you to know her and i had many discussions over you all and she prayed every nite that you all would start going to church and fund a great church home. She loved all her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids to pray for you daily.
    Your uncle Mel never gave up on his brothers and sisters and to this day Lonnie is still on our salvation list. And will until we know different. Thats what you do you never give up.
    And whatva legacy to leave you….King David said about his stillborn son…”he cant comeback to me, but I can go to him.” So he asked forgiveness and in the end he went to him in heaven…i don’t know where you stand thats between yiu and Jesus but i love you enough to tell you her one wish is to be there to great you with your dad as you leave this world to step into heaven.
    I love all of you and if u need me im only a phone call away. 531-0476


    Name » 19. Aug, 2014

    I am so sorry to hear about Joann passing .my prayers are with all the family and friends cousin Twyla reardon russell