Nora Idell Ward passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Sanctuary Hospice House at the age of 91. She was born July 20, 1925 to the late Nora Mae McDade and Walter W. Bennett. She was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church of West Point. Funeral services are 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Robinson Chapel with Rev. Tim Tutor officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Carl Kelly, Chad Gaston, Ben Tate, Jonathan Ward, Lee Eaton, Tommy Peoples. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Ken Harvey, staff at Sanctuary Hospice House. Visitation was Monday, from 5-7 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home. She is survived by her son, Johnny Ward (Jackie) of Pheba; daughter, Donna Vaughn (Mike) of Plantersville; sister, Sue McQuary of Sparta; four grandchildren: Christie Tate (Ben), Chad Gaston (Jennifer), Jonathan Ward (Jenna), Lee Eaton (Christy); 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, A. J. Ward; grandson, Cody Ward; three brothers; eight sisters. Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House 5159 Hwy. 6, Tupelo, MS 38801. Friends may leave an online condolence at robinsonfh.net. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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