Helen Wood, age 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 12, 2012. She was born in Health, Ark., (Brannon Mountain Community), the daughter of Charlie and Rosa Brannon Couch. She was a member of the Elmdale Baptist Church in Springdale for many years. She was a homemaker and she enjoyed sewing, quilting, bowling and playing golf. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Warren and Wayne Couch; and one sister, Hester Couch Schuster. She is survived by her devoted husband, Russell Arnold Wood, of the home; two sons, Russell Wood and his wife, Mary Ann, and Windell Wood and his wife, Bonnie; one daughter, Barbara Chaffin and her husband, Mike; two sisters, Bernice Durning and Charlene Barron; her grandchildren, Brian Chaffin, Susan Chaffin, Ben Wood, Morgan Wood, Kim Lockenaur, Michael Hutchens and Melissa Hutchens; and six great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 16, at the Elm Springs Cemetery with Dr. Andy Hall officiating, under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Springdale. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to North Hills Life Care and Rehab in Fayetteville, who lovingly provided care for her for 10 years.
Published March 15, 2012