Southell "Linda" Wood

  • Born: August 20, 1937
  • Died: February 22, 2019
  • Location: Forest City, North Carolina

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221A
Forest City, NC 28043
Tel. (828) 657-6383

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Linda by adding your memories and photos.

Southell "Linda" Wood, age 81, of Forest City, NC, died Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Willow Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center.
Linda was born August 20, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late Wilbren Herman Tate and Myrtle Blackwell Tate. She worked in various facets of food service and taught a Cake Decorating class at Isothermal Community College. Linda held the distinction of being a charter member of New Bethel Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, vacation bible school worker and choir member. She was enthusiastic about flower and vegetable gardening and loved cooking for her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-six years, Edward "Gene" Wood and a son, Shannon Deon Wood.
Those left to cherish her memory is her loving daughter, Sheila Wood Cuthbertson and husband, Jim of Rutherfordton; three sisters, Diann Harrill and husband Robert, Judy Estep and Myra Branch and husband, Chris all of Forest City; brother, Paul Tate and wife, Martha of Forest City. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Jessica Piercy Godfrey and husband, Chuck of Rutherfordton; great-granddaughter, Ella Godfrey and sixteen nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2019 at New Bethel Baptist Church with Chaplain Jessica Godfrey and Reverend Greg Qualls officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church. At other times they will be at 177 Carolina Paradise, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.
Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or to the New Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 223 New Bethel Church Road, Forest City, NC 28043.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sheila, I was so sad to hear of you Mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.May God give you strength to sustain you during these difficult days!

Posted by Pat Bedford - Forest City, NC - Friend   March 02, 2019

Shelia, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God give you peace and strength during this time.

Posted by Lisa Philbeck - Ellenboro, NC   February 26, 2019

Shelia, I'm just heartbroken to hear of Southell's passing. She was by far my favorite of my grandmother's nieces. She will be greatly missed. My mother and I have many fond memories and love for Southell as well as her mother Aunt Myrtle and Uncle Herman. Love Never Dies!!!

Posted by Keith (Green) Chamberlain - Stevenson, WA - Family   February 25, 2019

Our sincere condolences to the family of Southell.

Posted by Charles & Faye Rich - St. Robert, MO   February 25, 2019

It was an honor and privilege to care for Linda. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Amanda Ray, RN - Bostic, NC - Acquaintance   February 25, 2019


So sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you during this sad time.

Posted by Joyce Ann Pace - Forest City NC   February 24, 2019


Our deepest condolences to Sheila, Myra, Judy and Diann, and all the wonderful family in the Harris community and beyond.

Posted by Caroline Edwards - Harris, NC - Friend   February 23, 2019

Our Prayers are with your family!

Posted by Leesa & Randy Earley - Family Friend   February 23, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss and will be remembering you in our prayers.

Posted by Curtis and Marilyn Rice - Friend   February 23, 2019

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