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Lawrence Barrington Ward

October 15, 1940 — January 17, 2015

Lawrence Barrington Ward 74 of Farmville, VA passed away on January 17, 2015. He was born in Farmville to the late Eugene J. and Elsie Estelle Keaton Ward on October 15, 1940. He grew up in the Farmville area and met and married Joyce Garrett Ward, they were married for 47 years. He worked as a line man cable splicer, store room cable splicer and Installation Supervisor for Sprint/Centel/Virginia Telephone Telegraph for 41 years before he retired. He was very community minded and served in the National Guard Reserves for 10 years, a charter member of the Prince Edward Rescue Squad, an active member of the local Moose Lodge for over 20 years, a volunteer with the Special Olympics, and active member of the Farmville United Methodist Church on the building and grounds committee and in the UMC Men’s group. He is survived by his wife; Joyce, 2 daughters; Michelle Parker (Bill) of Virginia Beach, Melissa Ward of Farmville, 2 grandchildren; Erin, Mathew Parker. A sister; Elizabeth “Betty” W. Torrence of Appomattox, sister in laws; Lee Nell Ward, Ann Ward and Joyce Ward a brother in law, Melvin Covington of Farmville. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son; Michael L. Ward, Brothers; Eugene Ward, Robert A. “Bobby” Ward, Eddie Ward, 2 sisters; Nell W. Sanderson, husband Jesse, Martha W. Covington. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:00PM in the Farmville United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends on Monday January 19, 2015 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Puckett Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Farmville United Methodist Church roof fund, 212 High St,PO Box 64 Farmville, VA 23901. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Farmville United Methodist Church

212 High Street , Farmville, VA 23901

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