Mrs. Beverlye Smith Wood, 64, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015, in Kemper County. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 2nd, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Interment will be in Whitehall United Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Wood was born September 17, 1951, in Winston County, MS. She was a piano teacher in the public school system, having lived most of her life in Columbus, MS. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Wood; and her parents, Flora Anne Ming Smith and Barney T. Smith. She is survived by her brother, Frank Smith; her niece, Deidre Sanders; and her nephews, Scott Smith and Stephen Smith. Pallbearers will be Stephen Smith, Scott Smith, Hunter Sanders, Rene Bankston, Robbie Stapleton, Jimbo Stapleton, D.K. Boydstun, and Kirk Sisson. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church choir fund. To sign the guest book, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.