James Terry Wood, 79, longtime Tupelo resident, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following an extended illness. He was an accomplished photographer, he is perhaps best known as the former owner of Terry Wood Photography, founded in 1954.
His award-winning works were well known both nationally and throughout Mississippi. His homecoming photos taken in 1956 of Elvis Presley have been used in media and books worldwide. He loved to tell people, “the entire world recognized two words,” Coca Cola, and Elvis Presley.