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Clyde Martin Ward

Posted By Hall-Wynne On April 12, 2008 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

In Memorial

Clyde Martin Ward, 91, of Hatley Road, Pittsboro, died April 11, 2008 at Duke Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Ward was born in Raleigh County, WV on April 3, 1917, the son of John Gilbert Ward and Evelyn Cloud Ward. He was a graduate of Lowe’s Grove High School, and served as a deputy with the Durham County Sheriff’s Department before and after his service in the US Navy Shore Patrol during WW II. Following his service, he moved to Chatham County where he farmed and worked at Chatham Mills for a number of years. Shortly after UNC Hospital opened, Mr. Ward began work there in maintanence until his retirement some 20 years later. He was a lifetime member of the Order of the Elks, Lodge 568, in Durham.

Surviving is his sister, Ernestine W. Tew of Atlantic Beach; and numerous nieces and nephews. His wife of 66 years, Zelma French Ward, preceded him in death September 11, 2007.

The service to celebrate Mr. Ward’s life will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bob Way presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Monday at Griffin Funeral Service in Pittsboro.

Memorial contributions may be directed to either: Elks Retirement Home, 931 Ashland Avenue, Bedford, VA 24523; or to, Ebenezer UMC Building Fund, 724 Beaver Creek Rd, Apex, NC.

Online condolences to www.griffinfuneral.com, Select Obituaries.
Arrangements are under the care of Griffin Funeral Service and Cremation, 396 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.


Condolences for the family of “Clyde Martin Ward”

Condolence from Major M.D. Andrews on April 14th, 2008 12:00 am

To the family I would like to extend my condolences to you. I would like to say THANK YOU to Mr. Ward for his time in the Military and for his services to the citizens of Durham County with his service during his tenure with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office. “Men such as you laid the ground work for the men and women who serve this agency today. I send my sincere respect and sympathy ……….

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