Mr. Vernon Dean Wood, age 81, of Winder GA was born May 13, 1926 and passed away on October 22, 2007. Mr. Wood passed away peacefully into his heavenly father's hands on Monday, October 22, 2007 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Wood fought a valiant battle with breast cancer and heart disease for the past two years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dilmus P. and Mae Spain Wood; sister, Margaret Wood Moon; and brother-in-law, Wesley Moon. He is survived by his: Loving Wife of 60 years: Mrs. Lois Nell Marr Wood, Winder, GA; Daughters and Sons-In-Law: Gayl and Bill Kirkpatrick, Hoschton, GA, Sheila and Ronnie Jackson, Auburn, GA, Marilyn and Larry Goddard, Nicholson, GA Son: Wayne Wood, Jefferson, GA; 11 Grandchildren; 16 Great Grandchildren; Niece and Nephew: Marsha and Kerry Wood; Nephew and Niece: Richard and Brandie Moon; Sisters-In-Law, Brothers-In-Law and many other Friends. Mr. Wood served in the Army in World War II in the Philippines attaining the rank of sergeant. He was retired from General Motors Assembly Plant after 30 years of service and was a member of the U. A. W. Local No. 10. He was a member and deacon of Woods Grove Baptist Church, Auburn, Gwinnett County, GA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Gaddis and Rev. Charles Spruill officiating. Interment will follow in Woods Grove Cemetery, Auburn, Gwinnett County, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12:00 Noon until 9:00 p.m. Flowers accepted or donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Greater Atlanta Affiliate, P. O. Box 934048, Atlanta, GA 31193-4048 in memory of Mr. Vernon Dean Wood. Arrangements By: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133 www.flaniganfuneralhome.com