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Jimmie Ward

Friday, August 5, 2005

NEW MADRID -- Jimmie Lee Ward, 93, died July 30, 2005.

Born July 18, 1912, he grew up in Mississippi.

In 1934, he married Julie Ward, who preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, one brother and one sister.

Survivors include: two daughters, Shirley Gibbs of New Madrid and Hattie Gibbs of Sikeston; three sons, Jimmy Ward Jr. of Sikeston and Robert and James Ward of Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Ruby Ward of Chicago and Pearlie Willis of Clarksdale, Miss.; one brother, A.L. Ward of Clarksdale; and 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from noon Saturday until time for services at 1 p.m. at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.