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Kish S. Wood, 95 Retired Magistrate Dies Tuesday

BUCKINGHAM, Feb. 19 -Kish Spencer Wood, 95, died Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at her home in Buckingham.

She was born February 7, 1909 at Hunting Towers in Rival located in eastern Buckingham County. She was the daughter of the late Albert Sidney and Jennie Caldwell Corson Spencer.

Mrs. Wood was a retired magistrate for the county of Buckingham. She was an avid lover of nature, a faithful wife, mother, and grandmother, a true disciple of her Lord, and the oldest member of Maysville Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, John Burks Wood; a daughter, Mary Helen Gowin and her husband, Pete of Buckingham; a son, John Burks Wood, Jr. of Buckingham; four grandchildren, Russell Powell Gowin, Jr. of Buckingham, William Burks Gowin of Houston, Texas, Minnie Kish Heslip and her husband, J. B. of Buckingham and Michael Preston Woof of Greensboro, NC; three great grandchildren, Graham Burks Heslip, Mattie Kish Heslip and John Addison Heslip of Buckingham; a devoted brother, Sidney Bruce Spencer and his wife, Gladys of Farmvllle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Bettie Kish Wood and two brothers, John Corson Spencer and Charles Carrington Spencer.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Maysville Baptist Church In Buckingham Court House, with interment in Buckingham Community Cemetery.

The family will receive friends this evening (Thursday) from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn.

Memorial contributions may be made to Maysville Baptist Church Building Fund or Buckingham County Rescue Squad.