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James Terry Wood Died

November 20, 2009 | People

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.

Source:Elvis Unlimited
My boy, my boy wrote on November 20, 2009
Thanks to this gentleman for having frozen in time those pictures from the 1956 Tupelo act showing the most gifted and captivating performer ever in his greatest era....R.I.P James
Steve V wrote on November 20, 2009
Famous shots for sure. Thanks & RIP.
Linda Kovalcik wrote on November 20, 2009
We are thankful for those wonderful photos,R.I.P.,James.
I am Buffalo-Horn! wrote on November 21, 2009
The huge Group Shot, taken on the 1987 "10 Years After" tour of everyone sat on the the hot metal benches of the Tupelo Fairground was taken by James. Those who were there during that 100F Mississippi day in August will remember him being up in a Cherry picker hoist!