Sally Smith Wood, age 87 of Carthage died Monday at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. 

A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday at Cross Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home from 12:00 - 1:30 PM and other times at the home of Eric and Mechelle Butler.

A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Hume and Radie Moore Smith. She worked as a waitress for many years. 

She was preceded in death by: her sons  Robert Wood,  John Wood,  Ronald (Buddy) Wood, and  Bobby Wood; several brothers and sisters. 

She is survived by: one daughter Rebecca Wood of Fayetteville; brother Alfred Smith of Sanford; granchildren Mechelle Butler and husband Eric of Carthage, Paula Johnston and husband Kevin of China Grove, Rebecca Ritter of Candor and Russell Aronis of Troy NC; great grandchildren Allison, Justin and Stetson.

Memorials may be made to: Mechelle Butler to help with funeral expenses, 700 Bryant Road, Carthage, NC 28327.


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  1. Mechelle, I am so sorry about your grandmother. We are praying for you and the family for peace about her passing. She must have been a sweet lady, because you are such a dear person! Love you all so very much!!! God Bless, Jane

  2. We are sorry to hear of Sally’s passing. She was loved by all those that knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

  3. Words are poor things when we suffer the loss of a loved one. Still I want to convey my desire, however inadequate, to offer consolation. I remember my many visits to Sally when I was a home health nurse and how I enjoyed our conversations!! May she rest

  4. I’m very sorry to hear of Ms Sally’s passing. I was a friend of Bobby’s and met and visited with Ms Sally several times at her home. She always made me feel welcome and treated me like part of her family. I loved talking with her and I’m happy that I had

  5. Mechelle,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet grandmother. I don’t have to tell you how many times she made me laugh and made everybody’s day better as she worked. I was blessed to have her in my life and will always remember what a gre

  6. Mechelle I am sorry to hear about your grandmother’s passing. Miss Sally was a wonderful woman. I enjoyed visiting with her and playing bingo with her when I visited my mom (Mimi) at St Joseph’s. I will miss her smiling face and her singing. I will keep y

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