Gordon Benton Ward

Published 5:00 am Monday, June 23, 2008

Services for Gordon Benton Ward, of Monticello, were 11 a.m. onSaturday, June 21, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial in ArmBaptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Ward, 61, died June 18, 2008, in Lawrence County. He wasborn in Brookhaven on March 28, 1947, to Thomas Ward and LoisWoodward Ward.

He was retired from the oil field and a disabled veteran whoserved as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam. He was a member of Arm BaptistChurch, a Master Mason and a member of ABATE and the VFW.

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Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, HazelWard and Shirley Ward.

Survivors are his son, Gordon Benton “Ben” Ward Jr., ofMonticello; his daughter-in-law, Margaret Elise Ward, ofMonticello; his brothers, John Thomas Ward and Tarvey Ward, both ofMonticello; his sisters, Myrna Dyness, of Calhoun City, and ZonaTirello, of Monticello; and his grandchildren, Brittany and WalterWard, of Monticello.