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Services for Catherine Wood, 81, of Connerville are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Kellos Walker will officiate. Burial will follow at Pontotoc Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wood passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at an Ada assisted living center. She was born Nov. 28, 1935, in Ada to Eual and Bessie Nelson Williamson.
She married Cecil Wood Nov. 28, 1953, in Hugo. He preceded her in death Feb. 21, 1987, in Ada. Mrs. Wood retired from Brockway Glass Co. and later was appointed to the Chickasaw Nation Election Commission. Mrs. Wood was a member of Connerville Baptist Church and a Chickasaw Nation Elder.
Survivors include two daughters, Tonya Presley and her husband, Jay, of Ada and Lucretia "Crisha" Vogt and her husband, Arron, of Ardmore; a son, Cecil Shawn Wood, Jr. of Ada; nine grandchildren, Josh Presley and his wife, Stacy, Randy Presley and his wife, Laura, Brandon Vogt and his wife, Sarah, Zach Vogt, Jacob Vogt, Tarron Vogt, Dylan Wood, Parker Wood and Memphis Wood; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant daughter, Martha Jo Wood; and a grandson, Tyler Wood.
Bearers will be her grandsons and honorary bearer will be Daryl Sawyer.
Published on November 15, 2017
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