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McLaurin Funeral Home & Pinecrest Memorial Park

12830 Us 70 Business Hwy W, Clayton, NC

OBITUARY

Linda Lou Ward

August 14, 1954September 9, 2017
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Linda L. Ward, 63, of Archer’s Lodge, passed away on September 9, 2017 at home. Linda was born in Minot, North Dakota to Lulu and Lyndon Sloan on August 14, 1954. She went to school at Chester High School in Chester, Montana. She married Thomas R. Ward on June 16, 1974 in Minot, North Dakota. She worked as a Health Information Specialist in Medical Records for WakeMed Hospital for 20 years. She was a dedicated US Air Force spouse for 20 years during Tom’s Air Force career. She was an active member of White Oak Baptist Church and participated in the Sunday morning Coffee House. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Tom; brother, Curtis Sloan of Great Falls, Montana; brothers and sisters in law, numerous nieces and nephews as well as great and great-great nieces and nephews. Linda is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Duaine Sloan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the White Oak Baptist Church’s Relay for Life team. The family of Linda wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the many doctors and nurses at Duke Eye Center, Duke Cancer Center, NC Retina, Raleigh Endocrine, Transitions Hospice Care and the White Oak Baptist Church family. Visitation will be at 11am on Saturday, September 16 at White Oak Baptist Church followed by the memorial service officiated by Dr. Baxter Prevatte at noon. Funeral arrangements are made with McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton, NC.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 16, 2017

Memories

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Susan Stelzner

September 16, 2017

Tom, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Linda was an amazing lady with an infectious smile. Always genuinely happy to see everyone. Perfect person for good morning coffee! She will be missed terribly. Praying for your strength and healing. Much love,

Tracy Farmer

September 15, 2017

Tom,
I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was always a welcoming, lovely lady with a generous spirit. May the memories of your time together be a source of joy. May the strength of her faith bring you comfort. She will be missed.

With Love,

Dr. Jeff Crabtree

September 15, 2017

May the blessings of the Lord fill you with peace and joy during this time. Yes, joy because knowing that Linda is at home, at rest, with Jesus fills us with joy! May the peace of the Lord be with this family and know we are lifting you all in prayer!

Dr. Jeff Crabtree, D. Min.
Harrellsville Baptist Church
Harrellsville, NC

Heather Avers-Davis

September 13, 2017

My family was really close to Thom and Linda in Minot. Linda taught me how to latch hook on there velvet couch. I remember the tirancula (spelling) in the living room, and Shamus was a sweet dog. Thom you and Linda are so sweet. I'm sorry for your loss. We are all sending hugs to you.

Terri (Wright) Duffin

September 13, 2017

I've known Linda most of my life. We were neighbors in Chester Montana and friends. As a matter of fact I was her maid of honor when she married Tom. And she did the same honor for me when I got married.

I will be praying for peace and comfort for her family

Linda will be missed.

September 12, 2017

My prayers to the family. Linda had given me the nickname "Dak Rat" because I use to be in North Dakota years ago. To my surprise, I never thought I would meet someone here in NC that was from there when I returned to the east coast. I really enjoyed laughing with Linda and she will truly be missed. Karen

Janice Jones

September 12, 2017

To the Family; may you find comfort to know that God said " to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". Linda has start her new life in heaven cheering for us to get there. May God Bless you as you celebrate the life of Linda.
From a co-worker at WakeMed Hospital...Janice W. Jones

Becky Winstead

September 12, 2017

Linda will be missed. She was always smiling and always did her best to be the person she could be. I was fortunate enough to work with her for many years at Wake Med. She was a great friend. Rest in peace my friend.

September 12, 2017

To the family of Linda Ward. God bless you all in your lost. She is resting in arm of our Lord with no more pain. I was blessed to work with her at Wakemed. She was joy. Pattie Brooks

Jerry Kuiper

September 11, 2017

Tom and Hubert, Our sympathies in the loss of Linda. May you find peace and assurance that you have done all things possible and she is now in good hands.
Jerry & Cecilia

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