Urbylene Virginia Ward

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Urbylene Virginia Ward, 89, of Paragould, died Monday, February 10, 2014, at Greene Acres Nursing Home.

Born August 19, 1924, in Marmaduke, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Blue Cross General Baptist Church and loved going to church. Mrs. Ward was a neat person, and enjoyed playing bingo and participating in beauty contests at Greene Acres Nursing Home. She loved all of her children

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Darlene Ward of McDougal; two daughters, Sandra Merrell of Marmaduke and Linda Dooley and husband, Eddie, of Paragould. She is also survived by four sisters, Billie Reddick of Monette, Mo., Betty Morris of Springfield, Ill., Glennia Hoggard of Paragould and Shirley Hatcher of Grants Pass, Oreg.; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren and eighteen great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Friday, February 14, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with Doran Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery at Greenway. Visitation will be Friday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mike Merrell, Nick Merrell, Shane Ward, Shaun Richie, Brett Nowell, Brian Keith, Tim Moslander and Joe Merrell. Grandchildren will be honorary pallbearers.

Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com