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Mrs. Ethel Bales Wood

THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Ethel Bales Wood, 98, entered into rest Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. at Dearing Full Gospel Church with Rev. Jerry Rockefeller and Rev. Eddie Renew officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery in Mitchell, Ga.

Mrs. Wood was a native of Washington County, a member of Dearing Full Gospel Church and a seamstress. Mrs. Wood was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She loved working in the garden and flowers. She will be missed by all who knew her. Always cheerful, she never said an unkind word about anyone.

She is survived by two daughters, Gladys Usry Happ of Graniteville, and Frances Mae Usry Williams of Thomson; one son, William Junior Usry of Thomson; one sister, Louise Bales McNeal of Gibson; and one brother, Bill Bales of Thomson; 13 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren; and a host of great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Sara Usry Cook and Mary Usry Perryman; one son, Leroy Usry; and her parents, Eli and Judie Bales.

Pallbearers were Wesley Usry, Rick Warren, Wayne Warren, Ronnie Brooks, George Perryman, and Robert Kitchens.

Memorials may be made to the Dearing Full Gospel Church Building Fund in care of Teresa Rockefeller, 3584 Brinkley Rd., Dearing, GA 30808.

Web posted on Thursday, April 24, 2008

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