Hertis Paul Ward (1933 - 2018)

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Mr. Hertis Paul Ward, age 85, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018. He was born May 6, 1933 in Ponce De Leon, Florida to Henry Eldridge Ward and Ida Chamblee Ward. Mr. Ward was a lifelong resident of Ponce De Leon, Florida. He was Holiness by faith and a member of the Pineview Holiness Church. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He worked as a heavy equipment operator, carpenter, and was a master step builder. He was a very talented story teller. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was an avid outdoorsman.

Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his father and mother; his loving wife of 67 years Pastor Velma Lee Ward; three brothers James E. Ward, Reuben Ward, and L.H. Ward; one sister Wilfred Locke.

Mr. Ward is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Ward Johnston and Patricia Gail Bearden and husband Billy all of Ponce De Leon, Florida; four grandchildren, Michele Langley, Jason Johnston, Nicholas Bearden and wife Candace and Melanie Freeman and husband Brian; five great grandchildren, Phillip, Brianna, Ashlee and husband Kelby Willcox, Cortney, and Matthew; and two great-great grandchildren, Connor and Sawyer.

A time of visitation was held from 1:00~2:00 PM, Friday, August 17, 2018 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM, Friday, August 17, 2018 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Kenny Montgomery officiating. Flowers are being accepted. Burial followed in the New Ponce De Leon Cemetery. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.
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Defuniak Springs, FL 32435
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Aug. 22, 2018
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