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William P. Wood

March 10, 2003

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - William Preston Wood, 82, of Hedgesville, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at his home.

Born Sept. 18, 1920, in Johnsontown, W.Va., he was the son of the late Elizia and May Tederick Wood.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Risinger Wood.

He retired from B&O Railroad.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nellie Butts Wood; four daughters, Linda L. Shuyler, Diane P. Gray and Tina M. Bowman, all of Hedgesville, and Terrie T. Mills of Woodbine, Md.; two sons, Dale W. Wood and Thomas C. Wood, both of Hedgesville; two brothers, John Wood of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Richard Wood of Ganotown, W.Va.; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son; three sisters, Marie Gosnell, Edith Byers and Nellie Ray Canby; two brothers, Fred Wood and Arthur Wood; and one grandson.

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Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Jack Rudy will officiate. Burial will be in Tomahawk Cemetery, with military graveside services by Veterans Combined Honor Guard of Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Providence Bible Church, 9411 Providence Church Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427; or Johnsontown Bible Church, P.O. Box 301, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

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