Mrs. Margaret Lucille Brantley Ward, age 88 of Shover Springs, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 25, 2018. She was surrounded by her family at her home. Mrs. Ward was born June 9, 1929 in Brockman Hill.

Mrs. Ward worked at Southwestern Bell as a Telephone Operator and she enjoyed gardening and working outside in her yard. She loved being with her family and meeting new people.  She was a member of the Nazarene Church and her love for the Lord showed through the life she lived. She was a wonderful mother, Memah and friend.

Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Rosston Ward, her parents, Virginia Ellen Ames Brantley and Terrel Columbus Brantley, her sister Jonnie Louis Evans and her son, Donnie Ward.

Forever remembered by two sons David Ward wife (Jamie) of Okolona, AR and Kevin Ward wife (JoNell) of Hope, AR; two daughters Jeannine Wilson husband (Jack) and Margo DeVenney all of Hope, AR; seven grandchildren, Melody Ward Williams of Rosebud, AR, Nicholas Ward of Hope, AR, Brant Ward of Fayetteville, AR, Amber Keener of Hope, AR, Jimmy Ward of New York, Justin DeVenney of Hope, AR and Jade Fitch of Hope, AR; thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Mrs. Ward’s request that memorial contributions be mad to the Rafter J Cowboy Church.

Visitation, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home 1001 S. Main Hope, AR.

Funeral service, 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hope. Arrangements are with Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director.

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