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Velma R. Wood

November 10, 2012

Velma R. (Nurse) Wood, 86, of Coahoma, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Coahoma. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

She was born Sept. 23, 1926, in Coahoma, Texas and married Roney Lathan Wood May 26, 1946, in Coahoma, Texas. He preceded her in death Oct. 27, 1989.

A lifelong resident of Coahoma, Velma was a registered nurse working at Malone & Hogan for 10 years and was the school nurse at Coahoma ISD for 23 years. She played piano for 77 years, starting at age 6, and had taught piano for 48 years. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved cooking for her family and enjoyed crocheting hangers.

Velma was a member of the First Baptist Church of Coahoma and had taught Sunday School. She enjoyed visiting the sick and doing missionary work.

Survivors include two sons, Roney L. Wood, Jr. of Haltom City and Norman R. Wood and wife, Mary of League City; one daughter, Nancy Ruthe Doss and husband, Joe of Amarillo; a granddaughter raised as her own, Suzanna Dean Wells and husband, Jarod of Coahoma; three sisters, Margie Hill and husband Bobby and Darla Swindell and husband Johnny, all of Big Spring, and Katherine Roberts and husband Clayton of Odessa; one brother, Fred Woodson of California; four grandchildren, Keith Wood, Kristie Wood, Karrie Wood and Justin Doss; and three great-grandchildren, Hannah Wells, Landon Wells and Trinity Lugo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Milton "Dean" Wood; four brothers, Walter Woodson, Paul Woodson, Futhie Woodson and Murphy Woodson; and a sister, Freddye Britton.

The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Coahoma, Mission Fund, P. O. Box 376, Coahoma, Texas 79511.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at:

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