Mr. Arnold Ward of Woodham Road, Graceville, formerly of the Bethlehem/East Pittman Community in Holmes County, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013. He was 64. Arnold was born in Jackson County, to the late Acey Lee and Frances Leavins Ward. He was a 1968 graduate of Bethlehem High School. For many years he was a successful farmer, but later pursued a career with the State of Florida and retired from Holmes Correctional Institution. Affectionately known as "Short Man", Arnold enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycle rallies and meeting new friends. He was a friend to everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed.
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In addition to his parents; a sister, Ruth Pitts and a brother-in-law, Paul Pope preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Pauline Whitehead Ward, Graceville; one daughter, Shelia Ward Smith (Curt), Bonifay; one son, Travis Lee Ward (Andria), Westville; two step sons, Jeffrey Lee Forehand (Sheri), Graceville, and Garrett Duane Forehand (Erica), Valdosta, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Justin Cory Davidson (Katie), Joshua Lee Davidson, Hannah Fay Everidge, Olivia Marie Hall, Macy Lynn Ward, Randi Leigh Ward, Jonathan Wayne Forehand, Erika Dawn Forehand and Greenlee Kay Forehand; two great-grandchildren; Caleb Grant Davidson and due Aug. 6, Noah Blake Davidson; one brother, A. E. "Buddy" Ward (Elouise); three sisters, Eleanor Miller (W.R.), Shelby Pope and Myrtle Clemmons (T.C.); sister-in-law, Jean Ward, all of Bonifay, and several nieces, nephews, other extended family and a host of friends.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Geneva, Ala., with the Rev. Mitch Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the East Pittman Baptist Church Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva, Ala., directing. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday, May 2, from 6 to 8 p.m., Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva, 334-684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. Express your condolences in our guest book at www.sorrellsfuneralhomes.com
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on May 8, 2013
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