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Alfred Edward Wood

Mr. Alfred Edward Wood of Sinai Road, South Boston died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his residence at the age of 85.

Mr. Wood was born in Halifax County on June 22, 1928 to the late Mr. Byrd Anderson Wood and Mrs. Rosa Jennings Wood. He was married to the late Mrs. Lola Ballou Wood and was a member of Banister Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Wood was a retired employee of Daystrom Furniture. 

He is survived by two sons, Jimmy E. Wood and wife Yvonne of South Boston, Alfred D. Wood and wife Linda of Halifax; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma W. Dean, and husband William of White Plains, N.Y.; three granddaughters, Mrs. Keisha Jackson, Ms. Kimberly Wood and Ms. Tamara Wood; one grandson, Mr. Branden Dean; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ms. Louise Jennings and Mrs. Bessie Ferrell; one brother-in-law, Mr. Herbert Ballou Sr., and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including a devoted nephew, Mr. Lawrence Ballou, and caretaker Ms. Delores Simmons. 

In addition to his wife, Mr. Wood was preceded in death by one grandson, Mr. Jamar Wood, one sister, Frances Wood, and one brother, George Wood.

Funeral services for Mr. Alfred Edward Wood will be Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Banister Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Newille Kidd officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 2003 Sinai Road, South Boston. 

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.