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Mary R. “Bonnie” Ward: Tabor City

1949 – 2022

     Mary R. “Bonnie” Ward of Tabor City passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2002, at MUSC in Charleston. She was 72.

     She was born Dec. 10, 1949, a daughter of the late Erskine Strickland and Bertha Calder Strickland.

     Survivors include her husband, Corbett Ward, Jr. of the home; one son, Jeff (Jessica) Watts of Little Mountain; one daughter, Regina (Drake) Fowler of North Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren, Brooke Fowler, Adam Fowler, Donovan Watts, and Nathan Watts; three great-grandchildren, Lexi, Zoey, and Kace; two brothers, Rossie (Vicki) Strickland of Newton Grove, and Roger Locklear of Tabor City; and one sister, Debbie Grainger of Garner.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Joey Watts.

     Family planned to receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Inman Ward Funeral Home.

     A funeral service was planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Carolina Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Blanton and Rev. Benji Haynes officiating, burial following in Myrtle Green Cemetery.

     A guest register is available here.