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Mrs. Katherine Wood

August 13, 1936 ~ July 3, 2018 (age 81)

Mrs. Katherine Wood, of Forney, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, July 3, 2018, at her residence.

The former Katherine Whorton, Mrs. Wood was born in Cave Spring August 13, 1926, a daughter of the late Hershel Whorton and the late Odessa Sims Whorton. She was a homemaker, and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Forney where she served as secretary for a number of years.

Mrs. Wood was married to John William Wood September 25, 1946, and was preceded in death by him February 2, 2015. Besides her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Mrs. Madeline Smith, and by her brothers, Buddy Whorton and Charles Whorton.

Survivors include her son, Johnny Wood and his wife Teresa; and her daughter, Mrs. Sandra Payne and her husband Daniel, all of Forney. Three grandchildren, Amber Wood, Justin Wood, and Michelle Cromer, and two great-grandchildren Jakoby Jordan and Brooke Cromer also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Wood were held Saturday afternoon, July 7, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. EDT at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Lewis Conaway officiating.  Interment followed in the family lot of Bethel Cemetery in Forney. Pallbearers included Johnny Wood, Amber Wood, Daniel Payne, Justin Wood and Jakoby Jordan.

The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday from 12:00 noon EDT until the funeral hour.

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