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Rev. Robert Lee Ward, 82, of 721 Grassy Creek Rd.,
Rogersville, Hawkins Co TN, went home to be with the Lord
Monday, January 19, 2009, at his home following an
Rev. Ward was born in West Virginia but had spent most of
his life in Hawkins County, TN. Rev. Ward was a Baptist
Minister for 58 years.
He is preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Carroll;
and parents, Joe Ward and Mary Belle Benton Ward.
Survivors include his wife, Elvie R. Ward of the home;
son, Joseph 'Little Joe' Ward of Rogersville, TN;
daughters, Ellan Morelock and Helen Sizemore, both of
Rogersville, TN; grandchildren, Kristine Bradshaw, Jody
Carroll, Scotty Littleton, Tracy Hensley and Marlena
Klauer; brothers, J. C. Ward, G. W. Ward both of
Rogersville, TN, and Eugene Ward of Georgia; sisters,
Myrtle Barrett of Surgoinsville, TN, Bonnie Simpson of
Rogersville, TN, Louise McClain of Rogersville, TN, and
Pauline Davis of Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 21,
2009, at the Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.
Funeral sservices will be conducted 8 p.m., Wednesday, at
the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Reed Mitchell
and Rev. David Gilliam officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m., Thursday,
January 22, 2009, at the Benton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions
be made to Johnson Funeral Home to help with funeral
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Ward family, please contact us at
Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Ward