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Lemuel Grady Ward

February 28, 1921 — December 11, 2017

Lemuel G. Ward, age 96, of Murfreesboro, Arkansas passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. He was born on February 28, 1921 in Nashville, Arkansas the son of the late Grady Hiram and Ruth Lilly Ward. Mr. Ward was a member of First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro where he served as deacon for almost sixty years. He served the city of Murfreesboro for many years as Fire Chief for twenty five years, the Water and Sewer Commission, the City Council, as well as a night watcher for Murfreesboro. One thing he truly enjoyed was visiting with friends at the spit and whittle. As for his career Mr. Ward was a machinist by trade where he had the pleasure of working beside his father Grady Ward for many years. Mr. Ward retired in 1992. He was preceded in death by his parents Grady Hiram and Ruth Lilly Ward and one son Grady Brock Ward. Survivors include his wife of seventy six years Evorie Ward of Murfreesboro, AR; a daughter Mary Anne Jones and husband Tom of Murfreesboro, AR; one brother Dr. Hiram Ward and wife Janice of Murfreesboro, AR; one grandson Davey Jones and wife Melissa of Murfreesboro, AR; one granddaughter Catherine McKnight and husband Tracy of Murfreesboro, AR; five great-grandchildren Grady Jones, Josey Jones, Rhett Jones, Hannah McKnight, and Cole McKnight all of Murfreesboro, AR; one niece Ruth Ward of Little Rock, AR; and one nephew Richard Ward and wife Judy of Laguna Niguel, CA; Visitation will be 1:00 until 2:00 P.M., Thursday, December 14, at First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, December 14, at First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, with burial to follow in Murfreesboro Cemetery. Under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lemuel Grady Ward please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Murfreesboro Cemetery
Murfreesboro, AR,

Visitation

DEC 14. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)

First Baptist Church

500 South Washington Avenue

Murfreesboro, AR, 71958

Service

DEC 14. 2:00 PM (CST)

First Baptist Church

500 South Washington Avenue

Murfreesboro, AR, 71958

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