Mary Ancy (Staples) Hearn Wood

Born: Wed., Sep. 26, 1934
Died: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019


12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service St. Clair Chapel

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Dec. 14, 2019
Location: Bethlehem United Methodist Church ~ Lineville

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Mary A. Staples was born the youngest of seven children to the union of the late Jim and Mittie Lee Busbee Staples on September 26, 1934.

At an early age, she confessed Christ and joined Springhill Baptist Church. She later moved her membership to Bethlehem United Methodist Church where she served as President of the United Methodist Women and Church Secretary. She remained a faithful servant until her death.

Mary was a resident of Lineville most of her life. She attended and graduated from Clay County Training School.

Mary united in the bonds of holy matrimony to Elijah Wood, Sr. and joined their two families. Mary and Elijah then made Anniston, Alabama their new home.

Mary departed this earthly life on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Regional Medical Center, Anniston, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents; six siblings, Katie Jim Staples, Lurene Fairell, Annie Maude Oliver, Thomas Staples, Clinert Staples and George Staples.

Those left to cherish and honor her memory are her husband, Elijah Wood, Sr., Anniston, AL; blended family of nine children, John Ivory (Sherry) Hearn, Atlanta, GA, Annettee (Arie) Maxwell, Dollie Dark, Dell Hearn, all of Lineville, AL, Nelson (Donna) Hearn, Charleston, SC, Kevin (Kathy) Wood, Birmingham, AL, Vivian (Ricky) Burney, Lineville, AL, Elijah (LaTangela) Wood, Jr., Anniston, AL, Cornelius (Felicia) Wood, Lineville, AL; sister-in-law, Florence “Dollie” Staples, Birmingham, AL; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Celebration of Life will be 1:00p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Lineville, Rev. Shirleen, Pastor and Eulogist. Interment will follow at Lineville Community Cemetery. Mrs. Wood will lie in repose one hour prior to the Celebratory Service.

Public Viewing will be 12 Noon until 7:00p.m. Friday, December 13, 2019 at the St. Clair Chapel of Adams-Buggs Funeral Service.

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Ray Emanuelson
   Posted Fri December 13, 2019
My sincere condolences to the Hearn Wood family, I will keep you all in my prayers.

Linda Parnell
   Posted Fri December 13, 2019

Very sorry for your loss. May the Lord keep you and His face to shine on
you and may He comfort you in your time of grief. May you hold dear
the memory of Mary in your hearts until you see her again in glory.


Linda P.

Mike & Jean Holcomb
   Posted Fri December 13, 2019
To the family; She was always so gracious & kind to us. He grace was contagious. We are praying for the family.
Mike & Jean Holcomb.

Germaine Brooks
   Posted Fri December 13, 2019
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your loved one. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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