Eunice Ward

Minnie Viola Eunice Pound Ward, 97 of Hedley, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Hedley.

Graveside Services took place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31 in Rowe Cemetery in Hedley with Rev. Bruce Howard officiating.

Viewing was held from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at the funeral home. Due to the Coronavirus, only five people are allowed to enter the funeral home at a time.

Those attending the service maintained social distancing practices. Arrangements were by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Eunice was born June 30, 1923 in Atoka, Okla. to Minnie and Newman Pound. She married James Ward On December 28, 1940 in Memphis.

A longtime resident of Hedley, Eunice belonged to the First Baptist Church there in Hedley. She was baptized in Colgate, Okla. in April 1938.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Ward in 2000; two daughters, Diane Ward in 1958 and Jean Wilkes in 2008; one son, Ronny Ward in 1998; two grandsons, Brandon Ward in 1989 and T.J. Ward in 1999; and one great grandson, Maycin Stanley in 2018.

Eunice is survived by three sons, Glenn Ward and wife Wanda of Wellington, Leon Ward and wife Carole of Hedley and Ricky Ward and wife Pam of Memphis; three daughters, Lorene McCrary of San Antonio, Tonya Metcalf and husband Michael of Hedley and Lawun Hughes and husband Jim of Marble Falls, Ark.; 29 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, 21 great-great grandchildren and one on the way.

The family requests memorials to Rowe Cemetery Association or Hedley Senior Citizens.
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