Ruby Louisa Ward

October 29, 1928March 26, 2018
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Ruby Louisa Ward, 89, of Lenoir passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at Brockford Inn in Granite Falls.

Mrs. Ward was born on October 29, 1928 in Watauga County to the late Clarence Miller and Beulah Greer Miller.

Ruby was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to farm and work in the garden. Ruby also liked to fish, freshwater and salt water.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Buster Ward, sons, William “Bill” Ward, Buster Ward, a daughter, Mae Ward, three brothers, Henry, Glen and James Miller, and a sister, Edna Minton.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 in the Chapel of Pendrys Lenoir Funeral Home at 1:00 pm with Rev. Leonard Younce officiating. Burial will follow at Adams Cemetery in Vilas, NC.

Serving as pallbearers will be Darrell Ward, Derrick Ward, Shannon Rice, Brian Ward, Richard Teague, Phillip Triplette and Brandon Triplette.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, David Ward of Lenoir, daughter Jane Teague and husband Richard of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, sister, Pauline Lewis of Boone, eleven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

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Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ruby Louisa Ward.


  • Clyde Buster Ward, Husband
  • Beulah Miller, Mother
  • Clarence Miller, Father
  • Henry Miller, Brother
  • Glen Miller, Brother
  • James Miller, Brother
  • Edna Minton, Sister
  • William "Bill" Ward, Son
  • David Ward, Son
  • Jane Teague, Daughter
  • Pauline Lewis, Sister
  • Mrs. Ward is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

  • Darrell Ward
  • Derrick Ward
  • Shannon Rice
  • Brian Ward
  • Richard Teague
  • Phillip Triplette
  • Brandon Triplette


  • Visitation Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 30, 2018

Ruby Louisa Ward

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Carol Trivette Hartley

March 29, 2018

To The family of Ruby Ward,
I am so sorry for your loss and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Ruby was always a wonderful aunt and She and my grandmother Edna were close sisters. When I got married she let me have my reception at her house. The Miller family had many family get togethers thank to her and her generosity. We will all carry wonderful memories of her forever and miss her greatly.

Dorothy Dulaney

March 28, 2018

To the Ward Family;

You will probably not remember me as the years have gone by. My grandparents were neighbors ,
Ralph and Lealia Jones. As a child, I remember Miss Ruby visiting us and of course we visited her.
She was a great lady and always was so kind to us kids.
She was always working in the yard as I remember and I was told she was oh so kind to my cousins
Darrell and Westley Jones.
I know she will be greatly missed by family, neighbors and friends. You can certainly be proud of her.

Kim Church - Aldridge

March 28, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Ruby. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
God bless you all.

The Family of Tommy Church
Vilas, North Carolina