Mary Itaska Wood, 86, Vero Beach

Mary Itaska Wood, 86, died Feb. 22, 2010, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, Miss.

She was born in Marion County, Miss., and lived in Vero Beach since 1961, before moving to Clinton in 2007.

She was a former member of Forest Park Baptist Church and Kings Baptist Church, Vero Beach.

Survivors include her daughter, Glynda Hutson Garriga of Gulfport, Miss.; sons, Jerrell Hutson of Clinton, James E. Wood Jr. of Oviedo and Gary Lee Wood of Vero Beach; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Wood; daughter, Joan Christine Hutson; brothers, Ralph, Ross, Buck and Glynn; and sisters, Pearl, Maudie, Edna and Carrie.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home, Vero Beach. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Kings Baptist Church.

Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce. A guest book may be signed at

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