Barbara Wood


Seneca – Barbara Lugene Pickens Wood, 80, beloved wife of the late Howard “Pa” Wood, Sr, 274 J Stone Circle, passed away Monday, March 29th, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her family.


A native of Cannon, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Willie Owens Pickens. Mrs. Wood was a homemaker, a collector of dolls, and loved bluegrass music but, Barbara’s greatest love was spending time with her family.


Survivors include son, Howard Daniel “Danny” Wood, Jr. (Rebecca “Becky”), Roger Dale Wood (Rhonda), and Keith Melton Wood (Michelle); daughters, Sheila Patterson (Joel) and Teresa Denise Gibson (Lane); brother, Buddy Pickens; sisters, Katrina Sailors and Gaither Bridges; thirteen grandchildren; and fourteen greatgrandchildren.


In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a brother, Milton Pickens, and a sister, Geneva Floyd.


A funeral service will be held 10am, Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home with burial to follow at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson. The family will receive friends 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at Sandifer Funeral Home.


The family is at their respective homes. Flowers are accepted. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting