Betty Speed Wood

HIGHLANDS - Betty Speed Wood, 90, of Highlands, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

Born in Florida, she was the daughter of the late Doyle and Bonnie Houston Speed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Wood, of Highlands, and a brother, Harold Speed, of Franklin.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Vic Wood; a son, Scott Wood, of Scaly Mountain; a family member and special friend, Mary Jane McCall, of Highlands; and a grandson, Quinton Michael Wood, of Clayton, Georgia.

She was retired from Highlands School after 24 years of service. She was employed as a teacher’s assistant and at other times as instructional clerk and secretary during her tenure. Previously she was employed as an operator for Western Carolina Telephone Company in Highlands.

She was a member of Shortoff Baptist Church, where she taught the ladies Sunday School as long as her health permitted. She also served as pianist, assistant pianist through the years, and was a member of the choir. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, knitting and crocheting. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Shortoff Baptist Church. The Rev. Andy Cloer will officiate.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be made at

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