Vergie Bell Ward, 95, of Grassy Creek Road, Rogersville, Hawkins Co TN, died Thursday, December 25, 2008, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Ward was a life long resident of Hawkins County and was a member of Grassy Creek Free Will Baptist Church.
"She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-great- grandmother. She will be greatly missed by everyone," her family stated.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence 'Red' Ward; her parents, Steve and Cordelia Harris Ward; one son, Cody Ward; four grandchildren; three sisters, Essie Ward, Maggie, and Bertha Ward; four brothers, Floyd Ward, Clyde Ward, Oscar Ward, and Jack Ward; and a half-brother, Howard Ward.
She is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Iva Dell and Hugh Patterson, Inabell and Paul Marsh, and Rhonda and Grover Dobbs Jr., all of Church Hill, TN, and Imogene and Wayne Eikenberry and Barbara and Glenwood Guinn, all of Greeneville, TN; three sons and daughters-in-law, Coy and Helen Ward of Kingsport, TN, Wade and Judy Ward of Rogersville, TN, and Ronald and Jo Ann Ward of Greeneville, TN; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-five great grand- children; one great great-granddaughter; three half- sisters, Odell Thompson and Alice Marshall, both of Greeneville, TN, and Hazel Jobe of Rogersville, TN; a daughter-in-law, Hazel Ward; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., December 27, 2008, at Johnson Funeral Home in Rogersville and anytime at the residence.
The funeral service to be conducted at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Teddy Webb will officiate.
A committal service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, December 28, 2008, at North Fork Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law.
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