Mary Ward

Hamilton County

Mary Ann WardMary Ann Ward, 82, of Hixson, died on Thursday, May 17, 2012.She had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga area.Mary Ann had been employed for 20 years as Dietician at the Grace Church of the Nazarene Day Care and also had worked at The Leader Department Store. She also assisted her husband in their business, Tommy Ward Cement Finishing Co. She was a member of Grace Church of the Nazarene, where she worked in the nursery, vacation bible school serving refreshments, childrens church and ladies ministry.Mary Ann was a Volunteer with the American Red Cross, a Girl Scout and Brownie Leader, member of the Military Family Club and Brunswick Bowling League.She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Ward; grandson, Tommy Downey; father, Omer Virgil Creswell; mother and stepfather, Lucille P. and Robert R. Vaughn; sister, Ella Sue James; and two brothers, John W. and Robert B. Creswell.Survivors are sons, Thomas Joe (Sherron) Ward, William "Billy" Richard (Karen) Ward; daughters, Wanda W. (David) Martin, Martha Jean Downey; grandchildren, Angie (Dennis) Trusty, Stacy (Mike) Hinds, Rick Martin, Vicky (Crandall) Caughman, Thomas Ward, Deborah Ward, Jennifer Moore, Jeremy Moore, Jessica Ward and Spencer Ward; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Franklin D. Creswell, and Virginia (Gene) Guice, whom she raised as her own, and their children, Walt Guice and Kathy Guice.The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the North Chapel.Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Richard Floyd officiating.Burial will be at Chattanooga Memorial Park.Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Church of the Nazarene Day Care Ministry, 6310 Dayton Blvd, Hixson, TN 37343, or your favorite charity.Share your memories on line at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

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