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Maxie Lorayne Ward

Services for Maxie Lorayne Ward of Pickens are 2 p.m., today atSouthern Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Quiet RidgeCemetery.

Mrs. Ward, 76, died Feb. 6, 2003, at her residence. She was bornin Attala County on Sept. 12, 1926, to Bricy V. Edwards and RichardM. Caldwell.

She was a retired seamstress, having worked for HensonKickernick/Durant Sportswear. She was a member of Rocky HillMethodist Church.

Her husband, James Melvin Ward, also died on Feb. 6, 2003. Shewas preceded in death by her first husband, Julian Dennis Smith;her son, Ronald Eugene Smith; and a brother, Ed Caldwell.

Survivors are her daughter, Nancy Carol Smith of Richland; herstepson, Mike Ward of Pickens; her stepdaughters, Sarah Munn ofBrookhaven and Susie Burrell of Camden; her sister, JuanitaPumphrey of Oxford; her brother, Donald Caldwell of Prairieville,La.; and six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sixstepgrandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.