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Ella Grace (Waters) Ward

November 19, 1935 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Ella Ward Obituary

Ella Grace Ward, age 88, of Vilas, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Born November 19, 1935 in Watauga County, she was the daughter of Henry and Mamie Waters. Ella Grace was faithful member at Mountaindale Baptist Church where she was a lifetime member. She enjoyed gardening and loved to sew. She was a good cook and was a collector of cookbooks.

She is survived by her sons Kenneth Ward of Mountain City, TN, Paul Ward and wife Trula of Butler, TN., sister ,Doris Edmisten of Beech Creek, NC. Three grandchildren, Shelly Ward, Kelley Garrison and Kellena Chappell, six great grandchildren.

She is proceeded in death parents ,Henry and Mamie Waters, husband, Alfred Ward, brothers ,Albert Waters, Clifford Waters, Harold Waters and sister, Helen McGuire.

Special thanks to Gentiva Hospice and Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation for their care and compassion and Trula Ward for her dedication and love.

The family will receive friends, Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Mountaindale Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm by Pastor Eric Cornett and Pastor Greg Thompson.

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