HOULKA – Mark Thomas Hood, 43, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born June 13, 1969, in Houlka to Thomas and Dorothy Hood. He was a carpenter and a member of Cook Memorial Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Bro. Scott Samuell officiating. Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery in Okolona.
Survivors include his father, Thomas Hood of Houlka; five children, Brett Hood and Marley Hood, both of Houlka, Clay Hood of Pontotoc, Katelyn Hood and Jared Hood, both of Houston; seven siblings, Johnny Hood and Rhonda of Houlka, Sherry Russell and Steve of Thaxton, Janet Clark and Billy of Houlka, Deidra Young of Okolona, Kevin Hood and Jody of Houlka, Melony Clark and Vic of Houlka, and Lara Huffman of Houston; his fiancée, Donna Stephenson of Houston; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Hood, and one brother Gary Hood.
Pallbearers will be James Hood, Jacob Clark, Michael Luther, Jock Moore, Joey Moody and Ricky Williams Jr.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, April 17, Chickasaw Journal.
Online condolences may be made at www.southernfuneralchapel.com.