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Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Walter Hardy Mills, Jr.

3/28/1922 ~ 03/18/2018

Services will be held: 04/14/2018

Wright Hardy

Wright Lupton Hardy

3/19/1923 ~ 03/21/2018

Services will be held: 03/25/2018

Lois Strickland obit photo

Lois K. Strickland

11/11/1944 ~ 03/21/2018

Services will be held: 03/27/2018

Stacy Penny

Stacy B. Penny

08/01/1931 ~ 03/20/2018

Services will be held: 03/23/2018

W. Adams Obit Photo

Wilbert Wright “Gabe” Adams

10/12/1929 ~ 03/19/2018

Services will be held: 03/22/2018


Cecil R. Brown

03/13/1940 ~ 03/19/2018

Services will be held: 03/23/2018

William Jones

William “Billy” Jones

01/18/1937 ~ 03/17/2018

Services will be held: 03/22/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

David Eugene Simpkins

12/18/1955 ~ 03/13/2018

Services will be held: 03/18/2018

Hilda Pearline Strickland Wood

Hilda Wood obit pic

10/30/1922 ~ 03/09/2018

GARNER- Hilda Pearline Strickland Wood died peacefully March 9, 2018 at the age of 95. She was born October 30, 1922, the ninth of 13 children of Ransom Bennett ‘Bud’ Strickland and Ida West Strickland.

She married Calvin Coolidge Wood in 1943 and they were married 64 years at the time of his death in 2007.

Hilda devoted herself to being a wife and mother, working part-time in the Piece Goods Department at Belk’s in downtown Raleigh so she could be home when ‘the boys’ came home from school.  Later she worked seasonally at the Department of Motor Vehicles and the North Carolina Revenue Department.

She enjoyed sharing the fact that when she attended school in Four Oaks- its legacy being that it had consolidated more small schools into one 1-12 school than any school in the nation.

She is survived by her son, Calvin C. Wood, Jr and wife Gayle of Towson , MD,  daughter-in-law Sandy Rodrigues-Wood and granddaughter Adyn Wood, both of CA, brother Auburn Strickland of Kernersville, NC, and many  loved nieces and nephews and their families.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her son, John Anthony (Andy) Wood; sisters, Thora, Ora, and Edna and brothers, Wilbert, Emory, Leamon, Randall, Raeford, Norman, Reid, and Oliver Strickland.

Donations can be made to Aversboro Road Baptist Church (Memorial Gifts Fund), 1600 Aversboro Rd, Garner, NC. 27529.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.




  1. Linda Smith Wallace

    Ms Hilda was my next door neighbor on Grissom Street in Caraleigh, such a sweet loving Christian lady. My thoughts go out to Calvin.

  2. Julia Draves

    Hilda was one of the finest people I have ever known. Sh3 was a loving mother, to her sons, and a bleoved wife. A woman of strong faith and quiet strength, kindness and compassion, she is someone I greatly admired, and I am saddened by her passing.

  3. Susan Ennis Brown

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I have been blessed with knowing this family all my life and know that she is resting in the arms of Jesus! Wishing you all peace and comfort.

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