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Ola Mae Ward

Ola Mae Ward

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:58 pm

 The Messenger. 11.25.08

Ola Mae (Stephens) Ward, 74, of Milan died Nov. 23, 2008, at 6:10 a.m. at her home. She was the mother of Anita (Ward) Thetford of Rives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan, with Elders Herman Clark, Garland Broadway and Mike Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Pratt Cemetery in Milan.

Pallbearers will be Brian Ward, Dale Burns, Randy Thetford, Hollis Clenney, Dallas Ferrell, Bobby Kelley and Jeff Hinton. 

Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

The family requests that memorials be made to Old Gibson Primitive Baptist Church in Trenton.

She was born Oct. 5, 1934, in Perry County, daughter of the late Ashley and Nora (Goforth) Stephens. She was married to Elder Ray Ward, who survives, and was a homemaker and a member of Old Gibson Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors also include her son, Douglas R. Ward of Atwood; her brother, Ray Stephens of Michigan; her sister, Freda Talley of Hohenwald; five grandchildren, Farrah Ferrell, Brian Ward, Adrienne Hinton, Allison Thetford and Ashley Thetford; and two great-grandchildren, Dallas Ferrell and Kevin Ward.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Doris (Ward) Clenney.

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