April 2, 1938 ~ June 5, 1998
Mrs. Ward had lived in Buncombe County for most of her life and was affiliated with several churches as a prayer warrior. She attended the Gospel Taberbnacle and was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 49. She was a cosmetologist and also worked in the office of Dr. Hope Xenakis.
She is survived by her husband, Arnold Edward Ward; by a daughter, Denise Harper of Atlanta, GA; a son, Timothy Keith Ward of Jacksonville, FL; her mother, Delpha Church Ray; two sisters, Bernice Stancombe and Joyce Roberts; a brother, Carroll Ray, and two grandchildren, Jonathan Ward and Matthew Harper.
Memorials may be made to Mountaiun Area Hospice, PO Box 16, Asheville, NC 28802.