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Dr. Hiram Travis Ward

1925 - 2021



Dr. Hiram Travis Ward, age 95, of Murfreesboro, Arkansas died on Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Murfreesboro, Arkansas.  He was born November 26, 1925 in Murfreesboro, Arkansas the son of the late Grady Hiram and Ruth Lilly Ward.

Dr. Ward studied pre-medicine at Ouachita College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas before being drafted in World War II where he served as an Army Medical Technician from 1944 to 1946.  He received his medical degree in 1952 from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Cathy Ward, and his brother Lemuel Grady Ward.

Survivors include his wife Janice M. Ward of Murfreesboro; four sons Richard Ward and wife Judy of California, Marty Pipkins of Kirby, Eddie Pipkins of Murfreesboro, Hank Chaney of Murfreesboro; three daughters Ruth Ward of Little Rock, Melanie Trout and husband Tim of Kirby, Cherry Mantooth and husband Larry of Kirby; nine grandchildren Dustin Mantooth, Monica Wright, Jesse Pipkins, Andrew Pipkins, Travis Ward, Nicole Stevens, Morgan Ewing, Warner Pipkins, and Marley Holmes; 9 great grandchildren Landon Wright, Easton Taylor, Hayden Taylor, Carson Taylor, Emma Taylor, Eli Taylor, Benjamin Brady Stevens, Kingston Jere Ewing, and Luke Holmes; as well as a number of other relatives and friends.

A private family burial service was held at Murfreesboro Cemetery, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Pike County Recovery Center; 118 Speedy Ln., Delight, AR. 71940.

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Jenny Arnold

August 11, 2021 2:20 AM

Linda Terwilliger

August 3, 2021 8:26 PM

Working with Dr Ward @ Pike County Hospital was an honor & pleasure. He was good to his patients & the staff. Prayers for the family.

Belinda Broyles

August 2, 2021 8:27 AM

Deepest Sympathies to all of the family.

Erica Tidwell

August 1, 2021 6:35 AM

Thank you to Dr Hiram Ward and his family for making donations to the Pike County Recovery Center,LLC.

Your gesture, although much unexpected, is a reminder that there are still good people in this world. You did not have to do the extraordinary thing that you did, but you did it anyway. And for that, I will be forever grateful!

I believe that kindness has the power to change the world. Your kind deed will go a long way. I want you to know how much I appreciate you all and your act of kindness. Love to you all and prayers for comfort during this time of tragic loss of a very loved man. ❤️

Janet Lay ONeal

July 31, 2021 4:01 PM

Dr Ward was an honor to his profession and an asset to the community . His influence is immeasurable . My deepest sympathy to the family

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