Cornelia Hunt Hedrick Wood, 92, was born to Edward L. and Gladys P. Hedrick on Aug. 1, 1919, in Asheboro, N.C., and passed away on July 30, 2012, after a lengthy illness in Asheboro.
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She was a graduate of Asheboro High School and the School of Business at Women's College, now UNC-G.
She was a very civic minded individual, having spoken before the N.C. State House of Representatives and later the State Senate concerning children's safety.
She was a Girl Scout troop leader for many years, started up and ran a furniture factory with her late husband and was very active in the First United Methodist Church. She was an active DAR member, book club member and spent many hours tracing her family history.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Penn Wood; sister, Rebecca Hedrick Koonce; nephew, Edward Lawrence Hedrick III; and granddaughter, Lee Page Viar.
Survivors include her son, William Penn Wood III and his wife Beth of Atlanta, Ga.; daughters, Cornelia McAulay Wood Stoudemire and her husband Stewart of Hickory, N.C., and Julia Page Wood of Asheboro, N.C.; grandchildren, Stewart Wood Stoudemire and his wife Kelly, Sarah Hunt Stoudemire Mohammed and her husband Faisal and Charles Richard Viar; great-grandchildren, Clarie Elizabeth Stoudemire, Margaret Allison Stoudemire, Emma Reece Mohammed and Isaac Stewart Mohammed; and brother, Edward Lawrence Hedrick Jr. and his wife Marian.
A memorial service will be held at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Roberson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 224 N. Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, N.C. 27203
Remembrances and online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.
Published in Galax Gazette from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5, 2012