ALINE WARD BLOUNT
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.
CLIFFORD Z. WARD
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.
VIRGINIA B. WARD
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.
OVID MORRIS WARD
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