Rossie Hoover Ward, 88, went to be with the Lord Monday Nov. 13, 2017 at his residence.
He was the son of the late Barcie and Minnie Simmons Ward. He was also preceded in death by four siblings, Rodney Ward, Floyd Ward, Ruth W. Cribb and John Robert Ward.
He was employed by Gurganus Milling Company for 34 years until his retirement.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at the funeral home with Revs. Chip Hannah and Daniel Tyler Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Claudia Mae Shackelford Ward of the home; two sons, Edward Earl Ward (Lavern) of Whiteville, Michael Rossie Ward (Rosa) of Bethel; her daughter, Emma Mae Ward (Murray) of Nakina; three siblings, Lee Ward of Bolivia, Ray Ward of Leland and Pearl W. Lee of Bolivia; eight grandchildren, Edward Ward Jr. (Ashley), Westley Edwards, Quentin Ward (Jessica), Michallia Ward, Flint Ward, Michael Rossie Ward Jr., Adam Ross Ward and Ann Marie Ward; and four great-grandchildren, Austin Ward, Kaitlyn Ward, Emily Ward and Airlie Ward.