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Originally published: 2014-04-11 13:58:13
Last modified: 2014-04-11 14:01:36

Bertie Alice Ward

Mrs. Bertie Alice Ward, 79, of Boone, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.
Born July 6, 1934, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Claude and Manarka Ward.  Mrs. Ward was of the Baptist faith. Bertie was a Christian lady who loved her Lord and adored her family. She enjoyed her family, walking the greenway, and harvesting and canning her many vegetable gardens.
Mrs. Ward is survived by her children, Frank Ward and wife, Sandra, Judy Ann Miller and husband, J.W., and Steve Lane Ward, all of Boone, Eddie Dean Ward and wife, Betty, of Sugar Grove, and Linda Baldwin of Mountain City, Tenn.; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margie Harmon of Sugar Grove.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie James Ward; grandson, Matthew Tester; six sisters, Vernie Hicks, Addie Ward, Emma Kay Ward, Viola Ward; two infants, Tiny Ruth and Dollie Ann; and her son-in-law, Bill Baldwin.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 20l4, at the Liberty United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Dean Ward and the Rev. Derek Wilson. Burial will follow in the Matney-Liberty Community Cemetery.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving theWard family.