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Charles Wood

May 22, 1951 — November 19, 2014

Life Legacy Mr. Charles Wood, age 63 of Axson, Ga. passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at his home, Lakewood, in Axson, Ga. following an extended illness. Charles was born May 22, 1951 in Pearson, Ga.He was married to Tammy Guthrie Wood, and they were married for twenty-nine years. He worked for Georgia Pacific for forty years. He began in the sawmill with Brunswick Pulp and Paper in Pearson, Ga working several areas in the mill. He worked mostly in the scale house. When the mill was bought out by Georgia Pacific and the Pearson establishment was closed, Charles was chosen to stay on with the company. He worked out of his home for several years traveling to Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. His job took him to Washington, Oregon, and Maine. When this part of his job ended, he was stationed in Brunswick Georgia at the Sterling Chip Lab. He was a chip analyst and had driven back and forth to Brunswick daily for many years. Along with his love for working, Charles enjoyed playing the guitar and piano. He was an avid songwriter, sportsman, and fisherman as well. He loved attending church and worshipped at Zenith Baptist Church where he was a member. He also attended Goodwill Assembly of God in Pearson for close to twenty years before moving to Axson where he began to drive to Manor to Zenith. Charles sang at many funerals, weddings, and revivals. He loved it, and he believed it was God's calling in his life. Although Charles attended high school, he did not graduate, however; he served on the Atkinson County Board of Education for eight years. He served as Chairman of the Board for four of those years, and he was instrumental in implementing the building of the new Atkinson County High School. Along with his work and hobbies, Charles loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them in any way possible. He loved camping many places, but Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach, FL was his favorite. He and Tammy spent many weeks camping with their family and friends during the last twenty years. He was preceded in death by his father, James Wendell (Jimmy) Wood, his mother, Nancy Taft Wood, and a sister, Patsy Wood Cook. Survivors include: Wife: Tammy Guthrie Wood of Axson, Ga. 3 Sons: Nick Hoopiiaina and wife Ellie of Pridgen, Ga. Chaz Wood and wife Brynn of Watkinsville, Ga. Timmy Wood and wife Caroline of Athens, Ga. 3 Daughters: Charlotte Gamez of Pearson, Ga. April Hodges and husband Danny of Willacoochee, Ga. Darrah Hodges and husband Tate of Willacoochee, Ga. 2 Brothers: Jimmy Dale Wood and wife Sandy of Adel, Ga. Carl Wendell Wood and wife Nannette of Pearson, Ga. 3 Sisters: Willean Dale and husband Jerry of Axson, Ga. Wylene Vickers and husband Gary of Axson, Ga. Cynthia Dillingham and husband Kevin of Axson, Ga. 9 Grandchildren: Jonathon Decosta and wife Amber, Lindsay Payton, Chelsea Truong, Daniel Hodges, Danielle Hodges, Morgan Hodges, Mason Hodges, Levi Hoopiiaina, Bree Hoopiiaina, and 1 Great Grandchild Jasper Decosta. Several Nieces, Nephews, and other relatives also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Wood were held, Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Zenith Baptist Church with Rev. Edward Mathews and Rev. Mitchell Deems officiating. Chaz and Timmy Wood and Morgan Hodges spoke at the funeral as well. Travis Day and Ellie Hoopiiaina sang "Carried to the Table" where Travis accompanied on the guitar. Mitchell Deems sang "From the Shepherd's Point of View" accompanied by CD, and Timmy Wood sang "In Christ Alone" where he accompanied on the keyboard. Soft music for the Prelude and Postlude was provided by Harriet Youngblood, pianist. The interment followed in Axson Cemetery with Rev. Donnie Wilkes officiating. Serving as active pallbearers were: Gary Vickers, Daryl Hewa, Paul Ferre, Terry Palmer, Tommy Spikes and Jerry Guthrie. Serving as honorary pallbearers were: Kenny White, Jerry Mullis, Bill King, Mike Thompson, Jonathan Smith, Roger Thomas, David Inman, Kevin Dillingham, Tommy Philip, Paul Guthrie, Damond Wood, Charles Smith and Woodrow Stone. Relihan Funeral Home in Pearson, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

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