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Nina Ward, age 77, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, April 07, 2011 at her residence. She was a native of Flint, Michigan, born on December 18, 1933 to the late Francis and Ethel Parker Harp. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Louis L. Harp. Nina retired from interior designing. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church but had also attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Nina is survived by her husband, Jack Ward; daughters: Loraine Beymer of Winterhaven, FL, Gloria Kirshman and husband Scott and Valerie Duncan and husband Dennis, all of Linden, MI and Angie Little of Elizabethton, TN; sons, Claude Smith and wife Carolyn of Winterhaven, FL, Desi Ward and wife Ange of Mountain City, TN and Mark Ward of Shady Valley, TN; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
A memorial service was conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Norman officiating. Music was under the direction of Michele Sampson.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 2120 Crackers Neck Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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The family of Nina Ward has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.