OBITUARY

Mary Wood Arthur

December 25, 1935April 18, 2011

Mary Wall Wood Arthur, 75, of High Point, died Monday, April 18 2011. Mary was born December 25, 1935 in High Point, North Carolina the youngest child of late Ila O’Brien and C.W. Wall. On March 23, 1957, she married Franklin H. Wood, Jr. who preceded her in death. On August 4, 2007, she married Dr. Robert Key Arthur who survives of the home. Mary was a deeply spiritual woman and an active member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church where she served in the Chancel Choir. She was a devoted volunteer in the Church and community. As the owner of Mary’s Potpourri and Needlework Shop, she is remembered for her creative sewing talents. She was a sustaining member of the High Point Junior League. Mary is survived by her son Franklin H. Wood, III, daughter Melissa “Lissa” Wood Albany, grandchildren Joseph M. Albany, Jr. and Andrew H. Albany, all of High Point; and brother David R. Wall, and his wife Carol, of Pinehurst, NC. Mary was preceded in death by her sister Betty Lois Wall Watson. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Monday, April 25 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1225 Chestnut Drive in High Point. Visitation will follow the service in the Asbury Room of the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Music Fund at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice. Please offer condolences with the family at www.sechrestfunerals.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Monday, April 25, 2011

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  • Visitation
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Carolyn Kearns

April 27, 2011

We were so sad to learn of Mary's death. She was such a bubbly person and such a joy to be with. We enjoyed the dance club with Mary and Bob as well as a trip to Israel. Mary was in my Tuesday morning Bible Study, and her chair will be empty. Just know that everyone who knew Mary loved her.
Sincerely, Carolyn and Don Kearns

Steve Hyatt

April 25, 2011

Frank and Lissa- deepest condolences from the Hyatt family. Your mom was the best. She always made me feel so welcome at your home and at all the Wake Forest events over the years. I'm sure she was well aware of our "mischief" but she still always made sure we had a good time. She would literally light up the room. So much fun. We will miss her very much.

Michelle Payne

April 25, 2011

Mary, you were my second cousin, Mama's first cousin. I remember coming up to stay with you that week of Grandma's birthday party and that you let me stay in the bedroom that had the round bed- I felt like a princess! Now, of course that was many years ago and I didn't get to see you much since then, but you are and will be dearly missed! My thoughts and prayers go out to your children, grandchildren, and the other members of our family.

Gregory Hammer

April 25, 2011

Please accept my family's condolences. Mary will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

April 24, 2011

To Lissa, Buddy, David and Carol as well as all of the family, please know that you have my deepest condolences and sympathy. Mary was an inspiration to so many, and we can now be sure that she is at peace in a much better place.
With all my love,
Cindy Wall Lisk

Rosemary Albany Foster

April 24, 2011

Lissa and Buddy, we all loved spending time with your Mom . We had a lot of fun times with her on our trips to NC. Will always remember her smiling face and kindness. I am glad I got to see her at Joseph's confirmation. Thinking of you. Love, Rosemary Albany Foster

Jerry & Mary O'Brien

April 24, 2011

To the family of Mary. Our deepest regrets for your lost to such a lovely lady. We thank all of you for welcoming us in your home prior to Aunt Ila's Funeral. We are so glad we got to meet the whole family and was sorry it had to take a death. Thanks for being my family. Love all of you from another first cousin.

Bradley Hammer

April 23, 2011

Mary, you were always so kind and such a wonderful person to me and my family. I am so grateful my wife and two sons had the honor of meeting you this past February. May eternal light shine upon you.

Donna Hammer

April 23, 2011

Mary was just so special. I always so enjoyed her. Her smile, her positive attitude and just the heart and soul of who she was. I am deeply saddened to hear of her death and my heart goes out to David and "Lissa" and "Junior."
I loved Aunt Ila so much.

Taleene Christy

April 23, 2011

Mary, you were my first cousin as my mother and your father were brother and sister. You were the pretty, vivacious one in the family and the rock WALL for so many. Just being there meant so much to my mother who adored you as did we all. You will be sorely missed in this world. My heart goes out to your brother and to your children and grandchildren.
Taleene Kenimer Christy
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