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From: "Chester Ward, Jr." <>
Subject: Obituaries, H
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 07:05:03 -0800
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Owensboro Messenger. 3 August 1930.

"Mrs. Hannah Ward, 74 years old, widow of Corvis Ward, died at 10:30 o'clock Friday night [1 August 1930] of complications at her home at Herberth, in Ohio county, near Hartford. Surviving are six children, Mrs. S. P. Moors, of Owensboro, being a daughter. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock this morning at Beda, in Ohio county, with burial in the Cemetery at that place."

Owensboro Messenger & Inquirer. 24 March 1971.

"Beaver Dam--Miss Hattie Ward, 71, of Beaver Dam, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday [23 March 1971] at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford.

"Born in Ohio County on Dec. 2, 1899, she was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church. Survivors include a foster sister, Mrs. Beatrice Mullikin Dagenhardt of Michigan; and an uncle, Alvin Ward of Centertown.

"Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the William L. Danks Funeral Home by the Rev. Gene Lovell, Pastor of Beaver Dam United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery.

"Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday."

Messenger. 8 August 1930.

"Ohio County Man Victim In Barn of Lightning Stroke--Herbert Ward, Living Near Centertown, Is Killed Instantly; Neighbor's Barn Is Destroyed. Centertown, Ky., Aug. 7.--Herbert Ward, 56 years old, a well known farmer of the western section of Ohio county, was killed instantly at 7 o'clock last night when struck by lightning while standing in his barn on his farm near here. Ward had gone into the barn to attend his stock when the storm broke and was waiting for the rain to cease before attmepting to return to his house about 50 yards distant, when he was struck down."

"Ward was alone in the barn at the time he was struck and his body was not discovered until a member of the household noticed the barn afire. Rushing into the opening of the barn they found Ward's body stretched on the ground."

"Ward's body was removed into the house and a physician summoned while farm hands and neighbors gathered and quickly extinguished the small fire in the barn which threatened it's destruction.

"During the storm the barn on the farm of Cecil Frederick which adjoins the Ward farm, was hit by lightning causing a loss of $2000. Two horses with a lot of feed and farming implements were destroyed. The property was not insured."

"Ward is survived by his widow, Mrs. Effie Ward and four daughters, Mrs. Arnel Bennett, of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. F. A. Whobrey, Chicago and Misses May Belle Ward and Artie Lee Ward, of Centertown, and one son, Gilbert Ward, of Akron, Ohio."

"The funeral will be conducted a 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Center Grove Baptist church. Burial will be in the church cemetery."

Messenger. 20 October 1956.

"Greenville Man Dies Following Automobile Accident--Greenville, Ky.--Herbert C. Ward, 28, Route 1, Greenville, died yesterday in the Muhlenberg Community Hospital following an accident which caused his automobile to be knocked into a deep ditch. The accident occured when Ward's auto was struck in the rear by a car driven by State Trooper Iris Crawford, 26, Madisonville. A coroner's jury found death to be the result of a blood clot. The cause was undetermined.

"The death occured Wednesday evening [17 October 1956] two and a half miles north of Mannington on U.S. 41.

"According to a Greenville doctor, Ward had been treated a year ago for a blood clot and was operated on for a clot in Louisville more that a year ago.

"Crawford said he had been trailing the Ward car three or four lengths at about 50 miles per hour before the accident occurred. The trooper stated that Ward's right tail light was out. He said Ward stopped giving no signal.

"Damage was slight to the state police car.

"Elbert Loney, 33, Graham, Ky., who was a passenger in Ward's car stated that Ward had given a signal to turn right on a nearby road.

"The front blinker was still working, but the rear one was out according to Trooper Crawford.

"The state agreed to pay for an autopsy, but Ward's wife refused to permit it.

"Surviving are Ward's wife, Loretta Ward; two daughters, Deborah, and Peggy, and a son Leroy; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ward, Greenville; three sisters, Mrs. Walter Durall, White Plains, Ky., Mrs. Leroy Lovell, Ft. Bragg, N.C., and Mrs. Elvis Lear, Route 1, Greenville; three brothers, Dennis Ward, Graham, Marvin Ward, Route 1, Greenville and John C. Ward, Depoy, Ky.

"Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Yeargen's Chapel Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the home."

Messenger & Inquirer. 20 June 1957.

"Hartford, Ky.--Hezekiah Ward, 86, died early Wednesday [19 June 1957], following an illness of several months.

"Surviving are one son, Morris Ward, Hartford; one grandson.

"Funeral services will be conducted at Noe Creek Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon by the Rev. Robert Gist, pastor. Burial will be at Carson Cemetery in Ohio County.

"The body is at the Birkhead Funeral Home."

Messenger & Inquirer. 20 June 1965.

"Homer A. Ward, County Treasurer, Dies At Home--County treasurer Homer A. Ward, 59, of West Lousville, died at 3 p.m. Saturday [19 June 1965] at his home after a short illness.

"Born Dec. 29, 1905 at Whitesville, he had lived in West Louisville for 35 years. He was an employee of the county since 1940, with the road department first and later with the treasurer's office.

"He was appointed county treasurer of March 4, 1954. He also was engaged in farming.

"He was a member of the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and treasurer of the Brescia Boosters Club.

"Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Patti Payne Ward of West Louisville; one daughter, Miss Minda Ward of West Louisville; three sons, Lt. Homer A, Ward, Jr., U. S. Air Force, Topsham, Maine, Carroll G. Ward and Rick Ward, both of West Louisville; one sister, Mrs. Jerome Hagan of Owensboro; three brothers, Gilbert Ward and Norbert Ward, both of Owensboro and Dester Lee Ward of Whitesville; several nieces and nephews.

"Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church with the Rev. Walter Hancock, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery."

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