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Fairhope, AL 36532
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Mary Elizabeth Ward

Obituary Condolences

Family-Placed Death Notice

The Mary Elizabeth Ward family invites friends to celebrate her life at the Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home on Highway 98 in Fairhope, Alabama on Wednesday evening between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 pm. Mary Elizabeth passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2005 after a brief illness. She was 98 years old. Mrs. Ward was the daughter of Rev. Charles Hearn and Margaret Tippins Motley of Brewton, Alabama. She was a graduate of Hungington College in Montgomery, AL, where she received a double major in English and music. She worked until her retirement in 1976 at Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL as a test constructor. She was preceded in death by her husband Massey Jernigan Ward of Chipley, FLorida, her son Richard Dexter Yarbrough, her daughter Margaret (Peggy) Morris and her sister Minnie Sankey. She is survived by her son Charles Motley Yarbrough (Nelleke), of Atlanta, GA; granddaughters Harriet Yarbrough, Atlanta, GA, Leigh Hoffner (Richard), Atlanta, GA, Elisabeth Gaspar Ogletree (Robb), Grand Bay, AL, Lee Gidley, Atlanta, GA and Charlotte Harris (Tripps), Atlanta, GA; one grandson Bill McNelley, Daphne, AL; great-grandchildren Amanda Lipscomb McGregor, Mobile, AL, Austin Fincher, Gulf Shores, AL, Parker Brown, James Johnson, Sam Gidley and Lucy Harris all of Atlanta, GA; one great-great-granddaughter, Sloane McGregor, Mobile, AL. A graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery in Brewton, AL on Thursday June 23rd at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes and Crematory, 329 So. Greeno Rd., Fairhope, AL.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 21, 2005
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