Riley Ward

Monday, February 1, 2016

Riley Ward, 78, of Piggott, Ark., passed away at home January 27, 2016.

Mr. Ward was retired from Darling Store Fixtures in Paragould. He was of the Pentecostal Faith.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Ward of the home; a son, Jeff Ward of Rombauer, Mo.; a daughter, Patty Tarpley of Rombauer, Mo.; his brothers, Robert Ward of Texas, Donald Ward of Paragould and John Mauldin of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; his sisters, Ella Phillips of Fisk, Mo., Sandra Copeland of Michigan and Linda Drake of Michigan; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-children; 15 step-grandchildren; 63 step-great grandchildren and two step-great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Ward; his parents, Delmer Lee and Idean (Taylor) Ward and two sisters, Shirley Martin and JoAnn Ward.

Visitation will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning, Ark. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Nimmons Cemetery at Nimmons, Ark.

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