Edward Hardy Ward, 95, of Whittier, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at Skyland Care Center. A lifelong resident of Jackson County, Ward was born June 27, 1920. He is the son of the late John Hardy and the late Elizabeth (Oxyner) Ward. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Margie Cooper Ward; his brothers, Earl, David and Charlie Ward; and sisters, Annie Mae Myers, and Mary E. Reagan.
He worked as a carpenter, building all sorts of things, from birdhouses to barns. He loved building, farming and gardening. He was a member of the Whittier Church of God.
He is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Charles Ray) Elders and Joyce Sutton; grandchildren, Dewayne Elders, Tommy Sutton and Eddie Monteith; six great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2pm on Friday, Jan. 29 at the Whittier Church Of God, with Rev. Ned Pressley, Rev. Shane Silvers, and Rev. Marty Pressley officiating. Burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery, Whittier. The family will receive friends from 1-2pm before the service at the church. An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com