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Wanda Wood


Wanda Wood, age 84, of Cove, died Sunday, October 25, 2015 at her home.   She was born on Wednesday, January 14, 1931 to Arthur and Geneva Hiler Bills in rural West Virginia.
Wanda was a lady in every sense of the word.  She loved her husband for over 65 years and raised family that she was so proud of.  She enjoyed her cats and cooking for her family.  Some of her favorite things to bake were pumpkin bread and Rum Cake; she also liked to make Waldorf salads.  She was a member of the Eastern Star and was of the Baptist faith.  Wanda also enjoyed playing the piano and making homemade dresses for little baby girls.  Wanda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers Richard Bills, Billy Bills, and Arthur Bills, Jr.; one great granddaughter, Hazel Robards.

Wanda is survived by her husband of 65 years, Leland Wood of Cove; two sons, Michael Wood of Mena and Paul Wood and wife, Allie of Cove; one daughter, Teresa Love of Cove; seven grandchildren, Debra Buschman of Mena, Amye Robards of Mesquite, Texas, Lauren Hernandez of Memphis, Tennessee, Alexis Wood of Cove, Emily Bailey of Rockwall, Texas, Michael Wood II of Yokohama, Japan and Brandon Bailey of Wickes; three great grandchildren, Colton Hunter of Mesquite, Texas, Paul Buschman III of Mena and Sarai Hernandez of Memphis, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Steve Squires officiating.  Ms. Wood will be sent for cremation after the funeral service.  Visitation will be Friday, November 6, 2015 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

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