Elsie Fay Ward passed away Wednesday evening, March 12, 2014, at her residence in Holt, Fla.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Eugene Ward; three sons, James Daniel Matthews, Joey Matthews and Donny Earl Matthews; a granddaughter, Tamara Bailey; brother, Raymond Chessher; and sister, Linda Gail Meehan.
She is survived by her sister, Jean Collins; brothers, Jerry Chessher and Paul Chessher; daughter, Sandra Matthews; daughter-in-law, Eileen Matthews; grandchildren, James Dewey (Brandy Michelle) Matthews, Raymond Allen Matthews (Nicole Marie O'Neal), Stephen Daniel Matthews, Jeremy Keith Matthews, Shaun (Nicole) Bailey, Adam Bailey, Amanda Lee (Andrew) Scoles and Cheyenne Sierra Byerly (Jacob Howze); great grandchildren, John Dylan, Contessa Dashay, Rashaun, Kadi Elaine, Leon Charles, Axel Hannibal, Abel King, Leah Danielle, Olivia Grace, Brayden Scott, Audrianna, Dalton Bailey, Kara Bailey, Nicholas Bailey, Adam Bailey, Shaun Bailey, and Garrett Bailey; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014, at Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jay Tyler officiating. Burial will follow in Wing Cemetery, Wing, Ala.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com.
Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
436 West James Lee Boulevard Crestview, FL 32536
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