Part Two

October, 1999

Dies In NC At Age 63

ST. PAULS, NC-- Aline Ward Blount died 4 Jan. at the Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, aged 63.

Aline was the owner and operator of St. Pauls Daycare center for the past 22 years.

Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry J. Blount; daughters, Debbie Bass, Lake Waccamaw, Angela Blount, St. Pauls and Lisa Baxley, Lumberton; son, Jerry V. Blount, Lumberton; brother, Robert L. Ward, Hampton, Va.; 5 grandchildren.

Retired FAA Air Traffic Controller

LENOIR, NC-- Clifford Zane Ward died at a nursing home here 20 Dec., aged 69.

Clifford was born in Watauga County, son of George D. Ward and Viola Testar. He graduated from Lenoir High School and was a veteran of the US Air Force. He was a retired air traffic controller with the Federal Aviation Administration in Charleston, SC. He owned and operated the AAA Limo Service in Charleston. He was a Baptist.

Burial was in Blue Ridge Memorial Park cemetery here.

Survivors include his wife, Eunella Eggers Ward; parents, of Gamewell, NC; sons, Timothy Z. Ward, Savannah, Randall G. Ward, Charleston and Terry P. Ward, North Branford, Conn., a foster son, Bobby Clement, Hudson; sister, Myrtle E. Ward, Gamewell; brothers, Norman D. Ward and Kenneth M. Ward, both of Gamewell and George L. Ward, Taylors, SC; and one grandchild.

Mount Olive, NC Resident

MOUNT OLIVE, NC-- Nathaniel Ward died at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh 10 Apr., age 75.

Burial was in Wayne Memorial Park Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Ward; daughters Geraldine Ward Boone, Knightdale, Katheryn Scott, Goldsboro, Esther Watson, Cary and Aileen Ward, Hillsborough; son, Levernal Langley, Mount Olive; brothers Alaska Ward, Mount Olive and Cecil Ward, California; sisters Jessie Mae Lane, Wilson, Rebecca Jones, Mount Olive, Winnie Oates, Fremont and Helen Ward, Baltimore; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.


MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- Blanche Carpenter Ward died of heart failure at her home here 14 Apr., age 82.

Blanche was the widow of Harold W. Ward. She was a retired secretary. Funeral was held at Union Avenue Methodist Church here with burial in Eureka Methodist Church Cemetery in Batesville, Miss.

Surviving are a son, Alex Ward, Memphis; one grandchild.



She & Husband Worked on Atomic Bomb Development

 OAK RIDGE, Tenn.-- Virginia Lee Bearden Ward died at the Methodist Medical Center here 24 Dec., aged 77.

Virginia was born 3 May, 1920 in Rector, Ark., daughter of Sam and Lena Bearden. She graduated from Rector High School and attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark. While she was at ASU, she married Ray H. Ward. She later taught school at several different schools in Arkansas until her husband was drafted into the Army in 1943 during World War II.

He was then assigned to Kansas State University in Manhattan, Ks. He was later assigned to work on the Manhattan Project, the US effort to develop the world's first atomic bomb. It was the most secret project during the war. Virginia also became a part of the Project, working first at "X-10", now called ORNL, until the birth of her daughter in 1946.

Virginia was a member of First Methodist Church here and was an avid member of the Oak Ridge African Violet Club. She participated in such projects as the Emma Spray Gardens in Jackson Square, the annual wildflowers sale and decorating the

American Museum of Science and Energy for Christmas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Sylvia Ward Hutchings of Houston, Tx. and a brother, Windstead S. Bearden.

Burial was in Rector, Ark.

Survivors include her husband Ray of Oak Ridge.

World War II Army Vet

BENTON, Ark.-- Ovid Morris Ward died 30 Mar., aged 74.

Ovid was born in Arkansas, son of Ferman Lorenzo ("Doc") Ward and Pearl Crawford. He served in the US Army during World War II and was wounded; he earned the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He later retired from Ward Construction Co. in Benton. He was a member of Holland Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He and his wife Armetha Parson spent his last years traveling throughout the Southwest.

Surviving are his wife; son, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Talmadge Ward, Peachtree City, Ga.; granddaughters Leah Ward Greenfield, Little Rock, Lauren Ward Parsons, North Carolina; great grandson, Samuel Kirkpatrick Parsons, Camp LeJeune, NC.

Native of Rose Hill, NC

ROSE HILL, NC-- Robert Edward Ward Jr. died 16 Apr. after an extended illness, age 76.

Robert was born in Rose Hill 14 Oct., 1921, son of Robert Edward Ward Sr. and Lela Johnson. He was a member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church.

Burial was in Harrells Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mollie Melvin Ward; daughters Lela Ward Floyd, Sylvia Ward Bowman, Wallace, Merry Carol Ward, Raleigh, Laura Garner Ward, Apex; sons Robert E. Ward III, Rose Hill, Wade Hampton Ward, Rose Hill; sisters, Thelma Ward Dodson, Durham and Edith Ward Clayton, Durham; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.





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