80 year old Melba Virginia Hale Wood of Woodbury died Saturday at NHC of Smithville of an extended illness. She was a Warren County native, a member of the Short Mountain Methodist Church and Director of Caney Fork Development Corporation. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Bratten Tucker and Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in the Wood Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm R. Wood; a son, James R. Wood; her parents, Roy H. and Allie Mai Grizzle Hale; a sister, Oleta Taylor and brothers, Walter and Joe S. Hale. Survivors include two daughters, Melba Jean Wood and her husband Pete Serodino of Chattanooga, and Kathy and her husband Mike Vari of Woodbury. A son, Wayne and his wife Cheryl Wood of Lascassas. A sister, Betty S. Sullens of Woodbury. A sister-in-law, Henrietta Hale of Smithville. Grandchildren Sara and Jason Wright, Melba and Druce Joslin, Donna Byford, Miranda Wood and Ben Watkins. A great grandson, Samson R. Wright. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Visitation will be Tuesday after 3:00 p.m. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.