James Lee 'Bud' Ward, 71, Church Hill, Hawkins Co TN, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at his residence.
He was a lifelong resident of Hawkins County and was of the Baptist faith. He worked at Holliston Mills for 32 years and loved farming. He especially loved his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. and Mary Kate Ward; brother, Davis Ward; and sister, Helen Ouellette.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ruth Mauk Ward; five daughters, Teresa Lane and her husband Sherman, Lisa Dishner and her husband Tim, Tracy 'Karen' Ward, Amy Dishner and her husband Jerry, and Mitzi Fortner and her husband Micheal; brother, Douglas Ward; sisters, Dorothy Norrod and her husband David, and Eura Kate Lane and her husband Jimmy; grandchildren, Will Jerry Dishner and his wife Amanda, Austin Fortner, Ashley Presley and her husband Troy, and Keshia Dishner; great grandchildren, Kira and Keatan Dishner, and Caden Presley; special nephews, Micheal and Scottie Ward; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Vince Hill, Robert Brooks, and Bert Christian.
Calling hours are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, at Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill, and anytime at the residence.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2010, in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Nathan Taylor and Preacher Greg Fletcher officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m., Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Armstrong Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Ward, Jefferey Dickerson, James Ward Ison, David Norrod, Thomas Looney, and Jimmy Lane. Honorary bearers will be Micheal Ward, Scottie Ward, Robert Brooks, Bert Christian, and Vince Hill.
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