Ruth Wood(1927 - 2013)

Ruth Smith Wood


Ruth Smith Wood, 85, widow of Gordon W. Wood, formerly of Greer, died at Fleshers Fairview Healthcare Center in Fairview, NC.

A native of Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late William Saxby and Minnie Elizabeth Jones Smith, a retired employee of J.P. Stevens Victor Plant, and a member of Woods Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ed Hoffmeyer of Asheville, NC; a brother, Willie Smith of Taylors; a sister, Grace Reynolds of Simpsonville; two grandchildren, Courtney Mollman and Zachary Hoffmeyer and four great-grandchildren, Aliyah Hoffmeyer, Will, Charlie and Hayden Mollman.

She was also predeceased by two brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Devon Harrellson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held 10:00 until 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the church prior to the service.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Woods Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 1072, Lyman, S.C. 29365 or to the Greer Community Ministries, P.O. Box 1373, Greer, S.C. 29652.

Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

The Wood Mortuary, Inc.
300 West Poinsett Street Greer, SC 29650
(864) 877-3351

Published in The Greenville News on July 8, 2013