Thursday, April 28

Leona Rush Wood Dies

Leona Rush Wood, 96, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2016 at her home. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro.A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 29, 2016 at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel in Asheboro with Reverend Lynda Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Pierce's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Native of Randolph County and was a daughter of the late Jefferson H. Rush and Nannie Miller Rush. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Lewis Edward Wood; sisters Doris Parrish, Aileen Burgess, Wilma Kindley, and Frances Wall; and brothers Clarence Rush, Reverend Dr. Dallas Rush, Odell Rush, and Lester Rush. Survived by her four daughters, Brenda McLeod and husband Ray Von of Denton, Barbara Buchanan and husband Ronny of Greensboro, Janice Kite and husband Rick of Asheboro, and Eddie Ruth Stone and husband Herman of Charlotte. She had six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wood is also survived by a sister, Lalah Bowman and husband Allen of Sophia; sisters-in-law Loberta Rush of Liberty and Wilma Rush of Winston-Salem; and several nieces and nephews, including Debbie Thompson who was an exceptional caregiver for Mrs. Wood.

Grandmother is Aurelia Roella Briles Miller

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