Henrietta “Rhetta” Blanding Wood, passed away surrounded by her family on December 12, 2019. A funeral service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church at 1:30 on Saturday, December 14, 2019, with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 at the church on Saturday.
Born January 26, 1932 in Sumter, she is the daughter of the late Henrietta Aiken Rhett Blanding and James Douglas Blanding, PHD . She attended the University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston. Mrs. Wood was a member of the Tri Delta sorority, Daughters of the King, Altar Guild, All Saints Anglican Church, and served in the Red Cross.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-three years, Dr. Laurence W. Wood, Jr., children, Mark Campbell (Dana)Wood, Loren Rhett (Jami) Hamilton and Margie Anne (Mike Attaway) Wood, eight grandchildren: Mark Bradley, Megan Torres, Andrew, Blake, Taylor and Paige Hartgraves, Alicia Rhett Dozier, Melanie Dozier, two great-grandchildren, Hadley and Benjamin Hartgraves, and a brother, James Douglas Blanding Jr, MD.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Larry Wood.
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