Mary Ward Edwards of Tabor City died Sunday, Sept. 2, in Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter, Whiteville.
Born in Columbus County, she was the daughter of late James Gurtha Ward and Lettie Johnson Ward.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Edwards of Tabor City; two daughters, Sharon Jernigan of Tabor City, April Taylor and husband Shayne of Garner; three brothers, Elroy Ward and Ernest Ward of Green Sea, Lonnie Ward of Tabor City; a sister, Juanita Nobles of Whiteville; two grandchildren, James Thomas Taylor and Kamryn Shaye Taylor
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers, Ralph Ward, Carl Ward, James Ward and Billy Ward; and three sisters, Ruby Fowler, Louise Bozeman, Ezeary Ward.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Trinity Baptist Church, Loris, with burial in Myrtle Green Cemetery, Tabor City.
Visitation was planned for the hour preceding the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, NC, 28472.
A guest register is available here.