William Howard Ward, 84, of 805 West Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Elizabeth City, NC, he was the son of the late William Thomas Ward, Jr. and Sarah Long Ward Riggs and was the husband of the late Adelaide Harrison Ward. Mr. Ward was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church and was also a member of Eureka Lodge #317 AF & AM and the Sudan Shriners. He was retired from Jefferson Pilot Insurance Company.
Mr. Ward is survived by four sons, William H. Ward, Jr. and wife Joyce of Camden, Marvin H. Ward and wife Virginia, Lloyd K. Ward and Barry D. Ward, all of Elizabeth City, NC; two brothers, Frank Douglas Ward, Sr. of Pollocksville, NC and William Thomas Ward, III and wife Susan of Elizabeth City, NC; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service will take place Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel and at other times at the residence of Marvin and Virginia Ward, 1274 Davis Bay Road, Elizabeth City, NC. Memorial donations may be made to Blackwell Memorial Baptist, 700 N. Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Ward family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences