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Charles “Gene” Ward

Ward-pic-1Charles “Gene” Ward, age 73, Of Mena, formerly of Cove, Arkansas passed away Sunday September 6, 2015 in Mena.

He was born to William Aaron Ward and Altha Bonnie Coleman Ward on April 19, 1942 in Mena, Arkansas. He was a foreman in the Horticulture business by profession.  He was a loving and kind father, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He will be missed dearly.

He is survived by sons, Kenneth Wayne Ward and wife Sissy of Mena, Arkansas and Ricky Gene Jones of Greenwood, Arkansas; daughter, Shelly Ward Haynes and husband Javan of Wagoner, Oklahoma; brother, Jerry Ward and wife Paula of Waldron, Arkansas; sister, Linda; grandchildren, Brittany Ward, Devin Ward, Colton Bicknell, and Marshall Ward; best friend, Jane Thomas; and numerous and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Altha Ward; two brothers, Ray Ward and Gary Ward; and a sister June Ward.

Mr. Ward was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


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