Ellie Ard: Green Sea

1931 – 2017

     Ellie Ard of Green Sea died Sunday morning, Dec. 24, in his home. He was 86.

     Born in Florence County, he was the son of the late Ben and Alice Poston Ard.

     He is survived by his wife, Elwanda Norris Ard of the home; a son, Ronnie Ard of Lake City; a daughter, Susan Ard of Lexington; two step-sons, Barry Craig Ward of Plant City, Florida and Mickey Dean Ward of Green Sea; two step-daughters, Betty Jean Hilburn of Whiteville and Wanda Kay Jacobs of Lexington; two sisters, Myrtle Baggett and Lois Baggett of Pamplico; 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Jolly Faye Cox; two brothers, Dorsey and Davis Ard.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, in the Inman Ward Chapel, Tabor City, with burial following in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tabor City.

     Visitation was planned for the hour prior to the service in the chapel.

     A guest register is available here.