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515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
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515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
803-775-7500
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
803-775-7500

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Thomas Ward

Thomas Moody "Tom or T.M." Ward Jr.

Saturday, August 27th, 1927 - Monday, May 18th, 2020
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Thomas Moody “Tom” or “T.M.” Ward, Jr., 92, beloved husband of 49 years of Frances Brockington Hatcher Ward, died Monday, May 18, 2020.

Tom was born in Coward, SC, on August 27, 1927. He was a son of the late T. Moody Ward and the late LaRue Grooms Ward Tranter. He graduated from Edmunds High School. Tom served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Crosswell Baptist Church. He retired from “The Item” after 33 years in the composing room and display advertising. He was a member of Crosswell Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish his memory daughters, Nina Ward Clark (Roy) of Wendell, NC, Kathryne Ward Gillespie of Lewisburg, WV, and Becky
Ward Reynolds (Larry) of Myrtle Beach, SC; a son, Bill Ward (Tasha) of Roxboro, NC; step-daughters, Patsy Hatcher Rogerson (Tommy) of Sumter, SC and Pam Hatcher Still (John) of Greenwood, SC; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Jack May of Toms River, NJ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Evalee Ward Fulford and Mary Dell Ward May; a brother, Philip Ward; and his step-father, Rolland “Ronnie” Tranter.

A private graveside service will be held Thursday in the Sumter Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Owens officiating.

The family would like to express their appreciation to his caregivers, Samantha, Michelle, Bobbi, Joann, and Nicky from Quality Private Caregivers, whom he loved, and to the staff of Amedisys Hospice for all of their care and compassion.

Memorials may be made to Crosswell Baptist Church, 604 Mathis St., Sumter, SC 29150.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
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  • Service

    Thursday, May 21st, 2020 |
    When
    Thursday, May 21st, 2020
    Location
    Sumter Cemetery
    Address
    Oakland Ave.
    SUMTER, SC 29150
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    Officiant
    Rev. Charles Owens
  • Interment

    Location
    Sumter Cemetery
    Address
    700 W. Oakland Ave.
    SUMTER, SC 29150
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Caroline Sigmon

Posted at 05:06pm
Dear Fran,
I share your sadness today as I recall the many memories I have of Tom working at The Item. Square dancing with you both were some of the best times I have ever had. We will all be together again one day.
Love, Caroline
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803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net