Young’s Funeral Directors

508 Champagnolle, El Dorado, AR


LaVon Wood

May 23, 1926May 13, 2020

LaVon Wood, 93 of El Dorado passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Hudson Memorial Nursing Home.

Born May 23, 1926 in England, Arkansas she was the daughter of Clyde Charles and Mattie Florence Allison Murphree. Mrs. Wood had been employed as the executive assistant to Frank J. Hall an independent oil producer. She was longtime member of First Christian Church in El Dorado.

Preceding her in death along with her parents were her husband, Charles W. Wood after 60 years of marriage; brothers, James D. Murphree and Dennis Murphree along with sisters, Wanda Lindsay and Joanne Davis.

Mrs. Wood is survived by sons, Charlie W. Wood, Jr. (Beverly) of Round Rock, Texas, Tim Wood and David Wood both of El Dorado and a daughter, Anne Evers (Nathan) of El Dorado. Surviving grandchildren are Chad Wood (Kelli), Angie Wagener all of Round Rock, TX, Jenny Roney (Chris) of Gulf Breeze, FL and Shelley Pruitt (John) of El Dorado. Mrs. Wood is also survived by brothers, Tommy Murphree (Pat) of Hot Springs Village and Jeff Murphree (Brenda) of El Dorado and a sister, Catherine Taylor (Rev. Gerald) of Malvern, AR., sisters-in-law, Betty Murphree and Pat Murphree both of El Dorado along with 8 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

In keeping with the Center of Disease Control (CDC) recommendations regarding public gatherings there will be no public visitation or services at this time. Arrangements for a memorial service may be announced by Young's Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to the John R. Williamson Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Road or Hudson Memorial Nursing Home, 700 N. College Ave., El Dorado, AR 71730.

Condolences may be expressed at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.


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Patty Giovingo

May 15, 2020

Anne, Butch, Tim , David, and family - my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. I don’t ever recall ever seeing Aunt LaVon that she didn’t have a smile on her face and a kind word to say - I loved her very much. She will be missed. Much love to you all.

Crystal Darden

May 15, 2020

Very precious & kind lady. She will be tremendously missed at Hudson.

Teressa Langley

May 15, 2020

So sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. Until I read the obituary, I did not realize she was Uncle James sister. Aunt Betty Jo was mentioned in the obituary. Ms Lavon was always trying to keep us in line. I' always remember the hanging in her room that said" As for me and my house we will serve the Lord". That is how she lived her life and she was a blessing to so many of us.

Susan Ladd

May 15, 2020

Love and condolences to my cousins, Anne, Butch, Tim and David and the entire family. I have so many fond memories staying a few weeks in the summer with all of you, your Mom was the most loving and happy person each time I saw her. She made me feel like one of her kids. I love the memory of how she loved her parents and siblings and always wecomed them with open arms. Although I haven’ been around her much the past few years I did see her a few month ago and that will remain in my heart. I love you all and pray for comfort and peace. Susan

Benny Cox

May 15, 2020

Remembering the family in prayer. Benny and Jo Cox

Ronnie & Janice Greer

May 14, 2020

Our deepest sympathy & prayers for you all now & during the days & weeks to come. May God Bless & Be With You All.

Christa Ricks

May 14, 2020

My prayers are with all of Butch, Ann, David, andTim and your families. I know this is a very hard time for you all and I wish I could be there to support you.
I have so many loving memories of my sweet Aunt LaVon. I remember on trips to see Grandpa and Grandma with my Mom, Grandma would also asked about Sister ( Aunt LaVon). I think I was a teenager before I knew her name. She was such a wonderful person that I was so fortunate to call my Aunt .
Sending you much love and prayers your loving cousin
Christa ,


Eva Walker Myer

May 14, 2020

My memories with my cousin LaVon go back many years. She was good to correspond with me and share family pictures. I can't imagine all the people whom she has touched through the years. Sending love to all my Murphree cousins who are left to mourn.

Merrye Smith

May 14, 2020

Ann, Nate and family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. With love, Merrye and David Smith

Carl Sivils

May 14, 2020

Prayers for the family. Sorry for your loss.


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