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Diana Rose Seals Wood

August 19, 1952October 11, 2020

Diana Rose Seals Wood, 68, of New Bern, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

Diana retired from Cherry Point after 35 years of serving as an Administrative Officer. She graduated in the first graduating class from Craven Technical Institute; received an undergraduate degree from University of West Florida; and obtained her Master's Degree from East Carolina University. Diana was Regent of Richard Dobbs Speight Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. Following many years of dedicated work, she became the State Regent of North Carolina Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Diana loved her family dearly and was lovingly called "Gammy" by her grandchildren. As an avid baker, she could be found in the kitchen with her grandchildren baking cakes, cookies, and any type of delicious goodies. Diana was a past elder and lifetime member of Croatan Presbyterian Church. Diana and Bruce enjoyed traveling and cruising around the world. Her two dogs, Jasper and Dolly, were greatly loved by her.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce Wood; daughters, Serina Harris, and Tonya Gent and husband, Billy Gent; son, Tom Sapp; step-children, Susan Ferone and husband, Michael Ferone, and Brent Wood and wife, Heidi Wood; grandchildren, Dylan Harris, Chase Harris, Isabelle Gent, William Gent, Caroline Kelly, Caitlin Wood, Meredith Wood, Morgan Ferone, Harrison Ferone, and Anna Ferone; sisters, Loretta Potts and Ruth Andersen; and brothers, Allan Seals, Jr. and Clifford Seals.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Allan and Dorothy Seals; sister, Helen Golden; and grandson, Beau Harris.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Croatan Community Cemetery. Rev. Richard Boyd will be officiating the service.

Cotten Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Diana Rose Seals Wood.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


Diana Rose Seals Wood

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Roxanne Parrish

October 21, 2020

Gone too soon! She was a strong woman and a loving, kind soul. I have fond childhood memories of my Aunt Diana. I loved her smile, she did that a lot. I remember how much she loved her family, she did that well. Even though I didn't get to see her much as I grew older, I knew if I needed her, she'd be there. She's hasn't gone far, I know we'll see her again. Many thoughts and prayers go out to my entire family as we grieve this loss. Rest in peace Aunt Diana.

Ken Barrow

October 17, 2020

Praying for Bruce and the family as you mourn the loss of Diana. Fond memories of times at Cherry Point.
Ken Barrow

david gover

October 16, 2020

May God's love and grace be with Diana. May she rest in peace.
Bruce, you have had many struggles in the past few years. Our prayers are with you.

Norma Jean (Smith) Thompson DAR

October 14, 2020

An extra special tribute to Mrs. Wood for the many hours, care and leadership, she gave to the Daughters of American Revolution. May our Heavenly Father provide you, her family, with the tremendous love and support they will need in the coming days. Sending up prayers for all of you.

F. Patrick Russell

October 14, 2020

Bonnie and I send our sincere condolences to Bruce and family. Diana always was a joy to be with, constantly smiling and willing conversation. We'll miss her dearly.

Vickie and Teddy Acton

October 14, 2020

Vickie and I send our condolences to Bruce and Family. Diana's name will be inscribed upon the tablets of love and memory. She will be highly missed by her Elk family.

Karen Zornes

October 14, 2020

May everlasting peace be with Diana and may memories warm your heart with laughter and smiles as we continue on..... My condolences to the family.

Debbie Hardison Harper

October 13, 2020

I love remembering Diana’s nickname, Dolly. Haven’t heard that in years. She was sweet, kind and oh so giggly and funny. Rest In Peace Dolly; peace and love to your precious family.

Bill Gewain

October 13, 2020

My condolences to Dolly's family.
She will be missed.

Elk's brother, Bill Gewain

Joseph Bizzell

October 13, 2020

Bruce and other members of the family, I wish you continued emotional and faithful healing from the true God as you mourn your loss of Diana. I well remember her during our employment at Cherry Point Air Station.


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