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Gertrude Deel Ward
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Obituary for Gertrude Deel Ward

Gertrude Deel Ward, 86 years of age of Pilgrims Knob, VA, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Buchanan General Hospital. Born March 28, 1931 in Whitewood, VA, she was the daughter of the late Riley Deel and Ferby Bessie Fuller Deel.

Gertrude enjoyed crocheting and sewing, was of the Baptist faith, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Joan Ward, six sisters and five brothers.

Survivors include her loving husband of sixty-six years George Edward Ward of Pilgrims Knob, VA; daughter Debra Kay of Carrboro, NC; son James Ray Ward and wife Lana of Abingdon, VA; sisters Floria Rife of Pounding Mill, VA, Thelma Horn of Pilgrims Knob, VA; grandchildren: Jimmy Ray Ward of Roanoke, VA, Heather Colvin of Wilmington, NC, Amanda Colvin of Durham, NC; great-grandchildren: Cole, Brennan, Henry, Cameron, Lilly, Sydney, D. J. Frank, Gracie and Isiah; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service for Gertrude Deel Ward will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Clyde Wimmer and Pastor Troy Lester officiating. Burial will follow in the Ward Cemetery in Pilgrims Knob, VA.

Active pallbearers will be her family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Tuesday, September 26, after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to www.shortridgeramey.com.

The family of Gertrude Deel Ward have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.


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Visitation

Tuesday

26

Sep

6:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Funeral Service

Wednesday

27

Sep

11:00 AM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Cemetery Details

Location

Ward Cemetery-Pilgrims Knob

Pilgrims Kknob, Virginia

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