Services for Mrs. Bertha Blackwell Ward will be held, 2 pm, Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Marcus Finch, Rev. Reggie Williams, and Rev. Jimmy McDill officiating. Burial in the church cemetery beside her husband of 56 years who preceded her in death by 25 years. Milling Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Ward, 96, of Carthage, died Monday, July 6, 2009, at Leake Memorial Extended Care Facility in Carthage, Ms.
Irene Massengale of Carthage
Lewis Blackwell of Fairhope, AL
Donna Long and husband, Paul
Renee Browning and husband, Alan of Fairhope, AL
3 Grandsons: Jimmy Williams and wife, Wanda of Madison, Ms
Greg Blackwell and wife Nikki of Mobile, AL
Five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, two step daughters and one step son.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Grady A. Blackwell and Colon Ward, 3 sisters and 4 brothers.
Pallbearers: Danny Whittington, Stan Whittington, Bennett Ware, Brian Long, Greg Blackwell, and Paul Long.