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Ovis G. Ward

February 4, 1925September 5, 2020

Ovis G. Ward, 95 of Phenix City, AL passed away Saturday at Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital.

Graveside funeral services with military honors will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M. until 9:45 A.M. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Mr. Ward was born February 4, 1925, in Coffee County, Alabama; son of the late Derrah and Mamie Turner Ward.

He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving in WWII and awarded a Bronze Star. He later retired from Tom's Foods in Columbus, GA.

Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Ricky Ward, brothers, Parker, Roy, Jack, Harold, Braxton, and W.C. Ward along with his sisters, Lallie Stricklin, Annie V. Lee and Virginia Black.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Ellison) Ward, son, David Ward and wife, Kelly, step-daughter, Shelia Burditt, sister, Doris Sanders, and her late husband, Rex and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.


  • Mary Ward, Wife
  • David Ward (Kelly), Son
  • Shelia Burditt, Stepdaughter
  • Doris Sanders, Sister
  • He is survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

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  • Visitation for Family & Friends

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Graveside Service with Military Honors

    Thursday, September 10, 2020


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Freddie Turner

September 10, 2020

So sorry to read of the loss of Brother Ovis to heaven. God rest his soul in the arms of Jesus, and bless all the family. Bro. Ovis was a distant cousin. Ms. Mamie was my great aunt, the sister of my Grand Father Teary Turner of New Hope, AL. My Dad was David Turner.
Freddie Turner
Brundidge, AL


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