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Donald Gene Ward, 68

Donald Gene Ward, 68

Donald Gene Ward, 68, of Saluda, NC passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 peacefully at his home.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. He
was the son of the late Vance Junior Ward and Mildred Bayne Ward.

He served as a deacon of Piney Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Joyce Pace Ward;
two sons, Ray Gene Ward of Hendersonville and Donald Travis Ward and his
wife Laura of Saluda; six grandchildren, Roxanne Ward, Chelsea
Bardonnex, Charcy Henderson, Jordan Ward, Dylan Ward and Megan Ward;
three great grandchildren, Dillon, Braydon and Makiyah; three brothers,
Michael Ward, Gary Ward and Alex Ward; two sisters, Becky Williams and
Patricia Koshada and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 12:00 PM Monday, December 29,
2014 at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Rev. James Shields and Rev.
Randy Metcalf officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the
church and at other times will be at the home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Piney Grove Baptist Church, 11 Media Lane, Saluda, NC 28773.

Condolence cards may be sent to the family or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.