Rural-Sunset

Artie Ward (Kennedy) Byrge

September 19, 1934 ~ January 19, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
Read more about the life story of Artie and share your memory.    

Obituary

Artie Ward Byrge, age 88, of Jacksboro, departed this life on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Tennova North. She was born on September 19, 1934 to the late Lorenzo Kennedy and Artensie (Patterson) Kennedy. Artie was a loving mother and sister that enjoyed spending time with her family and her dog Judy and going in the mountains looking for ginseng.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by the father of her children John Ward; second husband Leoda Byrge; daughters Ernie Ward and Darlene Ward; several deceased brothers and sisters; and grandchild Mark Housley.

She is survived by her sons Gary Ward and wife, Gina of Huntsville, John Ward of Jacksboro, and Steven Ward of Huntsville; daughter Debbie Housley of Jacksboro; grandchildren Charolette Claiborne,  Robby Smith, Calvin Ward, Dustin Ward, Isaac Ward, Jacob Ward, and Kaleb Ward; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be from held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Sunday January 22, 2023 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 7:00 PM with Rev. Leon Fritts officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1 PM at the Ward Family Cemetery at 9020 Stoney Fork Road Huntsville, TN on Monday January 23, 2023 for interment.

The family has entrusted the care of Artie Ward Byrge to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most.”

Artie’s guest book may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

 


Services

Visitation
Sunday
January 22, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
MARTIN WILSON FUNERAL HOME
700 WEST CENTRAL AVE
Lafollette, TN 37766

Funeral Service
Sunday
January 22, 2023

7:00 PM
MARTIN WILSON FUNERAL HOME
700 WEST CENTRAL AVE
Lafollette, TN 37766

Interment
Monday
January 23, 2023

1:00 PM
Ward Family Cemetery
9020 Stoney Fork Road
Huntsville, TN 37756

Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Ongoing
Online Event
profile

In Loving Memory Of

Artie Byrge

September 19, 1934-January 19, 2023




Look inside to read what others
have shared

Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in the book.   


Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Ongoing
Online Event

profile

In Loving Memory Of

Artie Byrge

September 19, 1934-January 19, 2023




Look inside to read what others have shared


Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in the book.   


SHARE OBITUARY

© 2023 Martin Wilson Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility