Margaret Lucille “Lucy” Earwood, age 86, of Gallipolis, died Friday morning, December 7, 2012. Born October 1, 1926, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Arden O. and Helen S. MacDonald Jackson. In addition to her parents, Lucy was preceded by her husband, Stanley Eugene “Gene” Earwood, who she married on December 8, 1945, in Rockville, Maryland and who preceded her on June 21, 2007. A brother, Robert Jackson, and a foster son, Jimmy Mitchell, also preceded her.
Lucy was a faithful and devoted member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
She retired from the Gallipolis Developmental Center after 37 years of service. She was also a former employee of the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. Lucy was a member of several clubs and organizations, including the Business and Professional Women. She also served on several community boards throughout the years.
She is survived by her special caregiver, Peggy Wood, with whom she made her home the last four years, and was like a daughter to her, and a foster son, Bob (Ann) Mitchell of Bidwell. Also surviving are several cousins and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, December 10, 2012, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Pastor Gene Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.
An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.