Norma Wood (1918 - 2014)

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Norma Wood, 96

Norma Elizabeth Johnson Wood died Friday July 25, 2014. She was the daughter of Ray and Gertrude (Herron) Johnson. She was born in Whiteville, AR on June 27, 1918. She graduated from Cotter High School in 1934 at the age of 15. She attended Arkansas Tech College and graduated from the University of Arkansas in Monticello, AR with a degree in library sciences. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Wood, to whom she was married for seventy years and two children, Sammy Lane and Larry Thurman. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Durham (Durelle) of Clearwater Beach, FL, one grandchild, Nicole Kamman (Trey), and three great grandchildren, Caroline, Jake and Barrett of Oxford, MS. Two brothers, Bill Johnson (Marlene) of Flippin, AR, Bob Johnson of Las Vegas, NEV and one sister, Anna Bell Grove, of Bothell, WA.

She was a school teacher and librarian for schools in Hampton, AR, Hazen, AR and Mountain Home, AR. She was instrumental with her knowledge of libraries in helping get the Arkansas State University accredited in Mountain Home, AR. They honored her by naming the college library - the Norma Wood library.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 30th at Roller Funeral Home Chapel from 12:30 to 2 pm, with services immediately following. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Norma Wood Library at Arkansas State University in Mtn. Home.

Arrangements are by Roller Funeral home. Please visit our online

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Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 224-8300
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Published in Baxter Bulletin on July 28, 2014
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