On May 20, 1946 Thelma Wood, of Ray City, GA married WWII veteran John Joseph “Jack” Herlihy, of New York She was born in Chatham County, GA on August 10, 1918, a daughter of George Washington Wood (1884 – 1960) and his second wife, Fannie Lou Taylor Wood (1896 – 1981), of Ray City.
The wedding was announced in Southern Cross, the Catholic newspaper of Savannah, GA.
June 29, 194
Savannah, Ga. – Miss Thelma Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wood, of Ray City, and Mr. John J. Herlihy, of New York City, were married in the Chapel of Our Lady at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, on May 20, Monsignor T. James McNamara officiating.
Thelma and Jack were married 46 years, until Jack’s death in 1992. Thelma died in 2007. She was buried at Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City, GA.
Valdosta Daily Times
Obituaries for Friday, June 15, 2007
STAMPING GROUND, KY.
Thelma Herlihy, 88, of Stamping Ground, Ky. passed away Monday June 11, 2007 in Georgetown, Ky.
She was born on Aug. 10, 1918 in Chatham Co., Ga. to the late George Washington and Fannie Lou Taylor Wood. She was a homemaker and retired corporate secretary with Nabisco and was a member of Peekskill Baptist Church in Peekskill, N.Y. She was the widow of John Joseph Herlihy.
She is survived by one daughter Laura Herlihy of Eatonton; two sons, Dr. Jack Herlihy, Stamping Ground, Ky., Richard Herlihy, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Shannon Shay, Little Jack, Colin, Christian and Corey; and one brother, Glenn Wood of Savannah.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2007 in the Chapel of Lovein Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Gibbs officiating. Interment will be held in Beaver Dam Cemetery in Ray City. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sunday. — Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville