Barbara Jean Wood
Published: December 12, 2012
Barbara Jean Russell Wood of North Little Rock passed away on December 7, 2012. She was born on August 25, 1938 to the late Comer and Polly Heep Russell. She grew up in Searcy, Ark. and graduated the Searcy Lion Class of '56. She was a Lionette, member of the FHA, Dramatics Club, Melody Maids, Glee Club and Masque & Gavel.
On January 26, 1963 she became Mrs. Lanny R. Wood and worked as a telephone operator at Southwestern Bell. She was a member of The Notables, a singing group appearing on national TV with Vic Ames and on local stations. Barbara was a member of the Batesville Jaycees and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was named Valentine Queen three times and awarded numerously for her 38 years of active service and was a Red Hat lady.
Barbara was an active member of First Baptist Church of Batesville, Park Hill Baptist Church and Immanuel Baptist Church in North Little Rock singing in the choir and teaching Sunday school. Being a woman of beauty, style and elegance, she was a Mary Kay beauty consultant and modeled in fashion shows for charities including the "Look Good-Feel Better" show benefiting the Cancer Society.
Survivors include, daughter, Lanna Michelle Wood; grandson, Corbin Glenn; sister-in-law, Norma Wood Charles; Brother in law, Robby Dale Wood; aunt, Vera Prickett; Cousins, Danny Heep; Michael Hill; Mary Collins; Reba French; Bud Russell; Margaret Lawrence; Jerry Hutchins; Pat Morris, Linda Slaughter, Sandy Kinley, John Mark Charles and their families.
Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy, Arkansas. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012 in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Gum Springs Cemetery. For online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.