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Lettie Sue Nelms Wood

Obituary Date: Thursday, November 26, 2015

Lettie Sue Nelms Wikle Wood, age 87, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015 following an extended illness.

Mrs. Wood was born on July 18, 1928 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Lewis Bowman and Lillie Bell Steed Nelms. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church, and was retired from the Forsyth County Board of Education with 14 years of loyal and dedicated service. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, John Billy Wikle; second husband, James “Jake” Wood; and granddaughter, Bell Leigh Payne.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Susan Lea and Jeff Threlkeld, of Clarkesville; Martha Bell and Kenneth Payne of Gainesville; and Maggie and Terry Henry, of Bend, OR; son and daughter-in-law, John Arthur and Ann Wikle, of Cornelia; brother, Lewis Billy Nelms, of Griffin; grandchildren,W04 Jonathan Bret Wikle, William Blake Wikle, Carey Jo Anderson, Victoria Sue Olivares, Lt. Kenneth Billy Jake Payne, John Austin Dawkins, Tiffany Louise Ericksen, Brie Alyson Freeman; 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 30, 2015 at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel with Rev. Austin Kelley officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to the funeral hour on the day of the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Red Cross, American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839  

Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, 245 Central Ave. Demorest, Georgia. 706-778-1700

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Funeral Date
11/30/2015 at 3:00PM
Funeral Home
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel
(706) 778-1700
245 Highway 441 S, P.O. Box 58, Demorest 30535