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Ancil Lee Ward

September 13, 1942 ~ August 21, 2017 (age 74)

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August 25, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Martin Wilson Funeral Home
700 W. Central Ave.
LaFollette, TN 37766

Funeral Service
August 26, 2017

11:00 AM
New Canaan United Baptist Church
Newcomb Pike
Pioneer, TN 37847

Interment following funeral service
August 26, 2017

New Canaan Cemetery
Newcomb Pike
Pioneer, TN 37847

Ancil Lee Ward, age 74 of Jacksboro passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith.  Ancil Loved to fish, working, and spending time with his family. 

He is preceded in death by son Onva Ward; parents Jess and Ofa (Risden) Ward; grandson Michael Lee Ward; brothers Robert, J.L., and John Lee Ward; sisters Bernice Harness, Leetta Chick, Birdie Silcox, Imogene Hicks, and Velma Ward

He is survived by sons Zendall Lee Ward & wife Kathy of LaFollette, Kevin Ward of Jacksboro, Marvin Ward of Jacksboro, Jessie Ward of Jacksboro, and Scott Ward & wife Michelle of Caryville; daughter Roseann Ward of LaFollette; companion Patsy York of Jacksboro; Mother of his children Barbara Ward of Caryville; sister Esther Miller of Jacksboro; 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, relatives, & friends.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, August 25, 2017 in chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home.  Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, August 26, 2017 at New Canaan United Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Wilson and Rev. Sampson Ridenour officiating followed by interment in New Canaan Baptist Church cemetery.

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

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