Geraldine Soles Ward Gaskins: Loris

1944 – 2021

     Geraldine Soles Ward Gaskins of Loris passed away on Sunday, March 21. She was 77.

     Mrs. Gaskins was born on March 6, 1944 in Tabor City to the late Leo Buddy Soles and the late Lessie Phillips Soles. Mrs. Gaskins worked at Columbus Regional Healthcare System and was a member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church.

     Survivors include her three sons, Junior Ward and wife Geri of Tabor City, Kenneth Ward of Loris, and Koty Ward and wife, Jennifer of Whiteville; three daughters, Linda Tyler and husband Barney of Hallsboro, Brenda Ward and husband Chris Elvis of Tabor City, and Willa Dean McPherson and husband Keith of Beaverdam; a brother, Ronnie Dale Soles and wife Crystal of Marshall; four sisters, Brenda Cox of Andrews, Clara Cartrette of Clarendon, Dorothy Soles and Rebecca Soles of Whiteville; thirteen grandchildren, Rocky Durden and wife Holly, Justin Durden and wife Tiffiane, Aaron Tyler, Ashlan Tyler, Cassidy Elvis, Heather McPherson, Hope Fields and husband Ryan, Daniel Stiehl and wife Kelly, Shawn Stiehl, Chantel Grantham and husband Wesley, Brandi Ward and husband Charlie, Bella Ward, and Aiden Ward; and twenty-one great-grandchildren; NC.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gaskins was predeceased by her first husband, Shorty Ward; second husband, Bruce D. Gaskins; two brothers, Wingate Lee Soles and Roger Dale Soles; and four sisters, Carol Fowler, Louise Todd, Louvenie Yarbough, and Patricia Payne.

     Graveside services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at Pleasant Meadow Cemetery with Pastor Perry Jones officiating.

     Visitation was planned for the hour preceding the service at the cemetery.

     A guest register is available here.