August 19, 1929 - November 14, 2019
Grace Thursa Ward, age 90, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Banner Elk, NC she was the daughter of the late William Hicks and Phronia Presnell Hicks. She was a of the Primitive Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Art Hicks, Melvin Hicks, Henry Hicks, Gladys Ward and Columbus S. Hicks. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of seventy-three years, Aris Ward, of the home; eight children, Charles Ward, Banner Elk, NC; Frances Taylor and husband Johnny, Newland, NC; Jerry Ward and wife Betty, Elk Park, NC; Richard Ward and wife Wanda, Elk Park, NC; Dean Ward, Elizabethton; Shirley Shook and husband Paul, Elizabethton; Harold Ward and wife Charleen, Elk Park, NC and Theresa Hicks, Elk Park, NC; sixteen grandchildren, Patrick Ward, Brian Ward, Dawn Dunlap, Becky Riddick, Dean Ward, Brent Ward, Jennifer Ward, Jeff Taylor, Kristie Ward, Chris Ward, Will Hicks, Aleshia Hicks, Amanda Messer, Tracy Ward, Ricky Ward and Beth Ward; seventeen great-grandchildren, Sarah Sturdivant, Joshua Nixon, Kelsey Robbins, Kyle Taylor, Kendra Ward, Chad Ward, Emily Ward, Dayne Hicks, Isaac Hicks, Dalton Hicks, Lalia Clawson, Peyton Ward, Brianna Ward, Emma Ward, Carrie Ward, Lauren Ward and Caleb Messer; great-great-grandchildren, Bentlee, Annyston, Ivy , Noah and Anna Lee and two sisters, Ida Lael, North Wilksboro, NC and Betty Lael of VA. A service to honor the life of Grace Thursa Ward will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. Monday, November 18, 2019 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 – 1:30 P.M. on Monday prior to the service. Graveside service and interment will follow the funeral service in Ward Cemetery, Elk Park, NC. Pallbearers will be selected from the family.
Grace Thursa Ward, age 90, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Banner Elk, NC she was the daughter of the late William Hicks and Phronia Presnell Hicks. She was a of the Primitive... View Obituary & Service Information
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