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Mary Diggs Ward Deforas

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POQUOSON - Mary Diggs Ward DeForas, 90, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Bayside of Poquoson. She was a native of Gwynns, Virginia, a resident of Poquoson for the last 77 years and a member of Victory Christian Center. Preceded in death by her parents, J.W. and Susie Diggs; husbands John H. Ward and Jaques DeForas; sister, Florence Martin; brothers Ed Diggs, Sr. and Ernest Diggs; son-in-law, James Hildreth, Mary is survived by her son, Jerry Ray Ward (Bertha); daughters Mary Ward Henley (Vernon) and Janie Ward Hildreth; brother, Winfrey "Futs" Diggs; sister, Gloria Lindsay; grandchildren, Troy Henley (Teresa), Shawn Henley (Pam), Jerry Ray Ward, Jr. (Marion), Tammy Ward, Bradley Beale, and Paul Wolf, Jr. (Carla); seven great-grandchildren; nine great great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2013 at Victory Christian Center with the burial immediately following in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Bayside of Poquoson and especially Judy, Tara and Theresa for their "around the clock" care in the past for Mary. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com.
Published in Daily Press on Dec. 1, 2013
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