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Juanita Ward Nobles: Tabor City

1940 – 2022

     Juanita Ward Nobles of Tabor City died Thursday, April 7, in Liberty Commons Nursing & Rehab Center, Whiteville. She was 81.

     Born Sept. 26, 1940 in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late James Gurtha Ward and Lettie Johnson Ward.

     She is survived by one daughter, Debra Gore (Steve Hickman) of Whiteville; two brothers, Elroy Ward (Sara) of Green Sea and Lonnie Ward (Hilda) of Tabor City; six grandchildren, Major Nobles, Alice Roberson, Mary Roberson, and Emma Moore of Tabor City, Abigail Roberson Andres of Leland, and Chase Gore of Whiteville; and eight great grandchildren, Alan McPherson, Chris McPherson, Colt McPherson, Eli Porter, Landon Andres, Andrea Andres, Xavier Roberson and Bentley Nobles.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, J.W. Nobles and Major Fowler; a daughter, Pamela Kay Nobles; five brothers, Carl Ward, James Ward, Ralph Ward, Ernest Ward and Billy Ward; four sisters, Ruby Fowler, Mary Edwards, Ezeary Ward and Louise Bozeman; and one granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Gore.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, burial following in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

     Visitation was planned for the hour preceding the service in the chapel.

     A guest register is available here.