Howard Ward

Howard Ward

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

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  1. Earline Stallings

    Chap & Ginny,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Will keep you & your family in our prayers.
    Paul & Earline

  2. tricia and lee jones

    Ginny and Chap,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please cherish to wonderful memories you have of both your mom and dad.

  3. Wanda White and Roy Everett

    You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God touch your hearts and give you peace.

  4. Suzette & Stanley Ward

    Chap & Ginny,
    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Mary Ann Aydlett

    Bill, Susan, and family, my deepest sympathies to all of you. May God give you peace during this difficult time.

  6. Carolyn Jones Barnes

    I was sorry to read of your father’s passing Sonny. Please accept my condolences.

  7. Carolyn Jones Barnes

    I was sorry to read about your father’s passing Sonny. Please accept my condolences.

  8. Virginia Dunstan Tyndall

    To all the Ward boys:
    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Your parents were special to me, especially when I was growing up on Church Street. Your Grandmother, Adelaide, was my favorite person. I wish you could have known her.
    Although it has been some years since I had seen your Dad, I will always remember him. He came to Mother’s (Ida’s) funeral in 1999. He sold me (through Daddy (Edward), my first car, an Olds 85, in 1966! I left town for my first job in this very car! So, your family has been significant in my life. I know Howard is in a better place, and I hope your own grief of these losses will be eased by good memories.
    Virginia Dunstan Tyndall

  9. Val & Vivian Bridgers

    To Howard’s family,
    We were both very sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. Just last weekend, we were talking to Doug Marriner and he was telling us about playing music with Howard and also that he taught him another instrument.
    May you all find comfort in knowing you are in the thoughts and prayers of others.

  10. Dickie Sanders

    Chap, Kevin, and Barry;

    I’m sorry for your loss.

    I admired Mr. Howard as a man and as a great musician. I loved to hear him and Vince Chory talk about their old band and the gigs they played.

    He will be greatly missed.
    Dickie Sanders

  11. Thomas Earle long

    To the ward Familey i am very sorry hear about your father Pass away. Berry sonny chap kevin about your Daddy you guy hang in there it going be kine little hard stick in the lord look out for you all i know him you all guy a many year hope many more year to come take care you all guy god will take care of you all
    your friend Tommy long

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