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Andrew Stewart Wood

ORANGE, Va. -- Mr. Andrew Stewart Wood, 22, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, from head injuries sustained while skateboarding. The tragedy of his death is minimized by the brightness of his light here on earth. With the people who knew and loved him in South Carolina, Virginia, Colorado and California, he was a brother to all and never met a stranger. His big heart and generous spirit will be remembered by many.

Andrew was preceded in death by his older brother, Joshua; both grandfathers, Ray Wood and Carrol Porritt; and his paternal grandmother, Donna Wood.

He leaves behind his parents, Stewart and Debra Wood; two sisters, Amanda and Julia Wood; his maternal grandmother, Gerri Porritt; a son, Dylan; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends whom he loved so much.

The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Scottsville Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at Scottsville Baptist Church. Internment will be 2 p.m. at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Advance Mills.

Arrangements are being handled by Preddy's Funeral Home, Orange, Va.