Marilyn Leona Hewett Ward, 85, of Hallsboro, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was born in Horry County, S.C., the daughter of the late Napoleon and Lula Pridgen Hewett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Early Sarvis Ward; and two sons, Jimmy Wayne and Jackie Wade Hewett.
She was a member of Whiteville Church of God. She retired from Whiteville Apparel.
The family will receive friends from 2-2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 in the chapel of McKenzie Mortuary. Her funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. at the mortuary with Rev. Derrick Howard officiating. Interment will be in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Kenneth Earl Ward, Cecil Ward and Raymond Ward, all of Lexington; one daughter, Evon W. Boren of Whiteville; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.