July 31, 1929 ~ August 26, 2013

Resided in: Candler, NC

Ann Harrison Ward, 84, of Candler, died on Monday, August 26, 2013, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Buncombe Co., Mrs. Ward was a daughter of the late Furman John and Dorothy Evans Harrison. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mack William Ward, Sr.; her son, Mack William "Billy" Ward, Jr.; and brothers, Robert and Ed Harrison. Mrs. Ward had been active in the Woodside Hills Garden Club. She was also a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Ownbey-Mann Sunday School class. Mrs. Ward is survived by her daughter, Lynne Ward Crout and husband Bill; and grandchildren, Justin Ward, and Sloan and Claire Crout. A funeral service for Mrs. Ward will be at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. Rodney H. Hagans, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. We are saddened to hear of the news but comforted that she is in peace.

  2. Lynne, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Buddy Gudger

  3. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Praying God will give you peace and comfort during this most difficult time. God Bless you and your family.

  4. Lynne I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I will always remember her laughter and love of life. She has always been such a good friend of my mother’s. Sweet memories. May God bless you and give you strength and peace.

  5. Lynne, Bill and Family,

    I’m sorry to learn of the loss your Mother, Mother-In-Law, and Grandmother.

    I recall meeting her a couple of times and felt that she was a pleasant, kind and happy soul.

    Having lost my Mother of 97 this summer, perhaps I can appreciate the loss you feel better than otherwise. You will always remember her caring heart and all the ways she was giving and kind. It doesn’t matter her age, she will be surely be missed and a void left in your heart that will be filled with thoughts of her love and caring ways.



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