Charles Ward

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 2, 2009

Charles H. Ward
COURTLAND—Charles Henry Ward, 65, died Sept. 30, 2009, at his home.
A lifelong resident of Southampton County and a retired farmer, he was a son of the late Beecher Henry Ward Jr. and Mildred Scott Ward.
Mr. Ward was a member of the Sedley Hunt Club, Sons of the Confederacy and was a 1962 graduate of Southampton High School where he was an honorable mention basketball all-American.
He was a member of Courtland Baptist Church and attended True Word Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Shelby Jenkins Ward; his daughter, Tina W. Taylor and husband Christopher of Courtland; two sisters, Judith W. Wells of Hopewell and Brenda W. Bradshaw of Greenville, S.C.; a brother, James H. Ward of Courtland; a grandson, Christopher Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his beloved son, C.H. Ward Jr.
A graveside funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Riverside Cemetery with the Revs. Tres Bradshaw and Chuck Worth officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, and suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, the Courtland Volunteer Rescue Squad or the Courtland Volunteer Fire Department.
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