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Ruth Ward
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Ruth was born on April 6, 1923 and passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

Ruth was a resident of North Carolina at the time of passing.

After graduating as high school valedictorian, she worked in Wilmington where she met the love of her life, John C. "Jack" Ward, Jr.

She and Jack had three children before he succumbed to cancer in 1969 at age 47, leaving Ruth with a 12-year-old daughter, Cathy, a college-senior son, Milton, and an Air Force officer son, David.

A funeral service will be held at Ruth's beloved Bethel United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at noon. Interment at Bethel Memorial Cemetery will follow the service. A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City. Visitation at the Bethel United Methodist Church from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on October 12, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 2733 MM Ray Rd, Clarendon, NC 28432, or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 206 Warrior Trl, Whiteville, NC 28472.

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