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Franklin Owen ‘Frank’ Ward, 73, made a positive impact on others

Franklin Owen 'Frank' Ward
Franklin Owen ‘Frank’ Ward

WILMINGTON — Franklin Owen “Frank” Ward, 73, passed from his earthly life to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. He was born Nov. 15, 1945, in Wilmington.

Frank was one of four siblings of the late Jack Tylon Ward and Daisy Kennedy Ward. Frank was a strong follower of Jesus and a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He made a positive impact on those around him. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Frank and Carol Price Ward married Oct. 24, 1970.

Frank was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack Ward Jr. and Shelbert Ward.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Carol Price Ward; daughters, Ginger Ward Roberts (Ricky) and Gela Ward Butner (Mickey); grandchildren, Christian (Brandi), Geordi and Jenna Roberts and Austin and Amber Butner; great-grandchildren, Reese and Remington Roberts; brother, Ronald Ward (Ada); along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, at Andrews Market Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory, 1617 Market St., Wilmington, with Pastor Donnie Lovette officiating. Interment will follow in Sea Lawn Memorial Park 17750 US-17, Hampstead. Pallbearers will be Christian Roberts, Geordi Roberts, Austin Butner, Cliff Nance, Chuck Jenkins and Shane Bordeaux. The family thanks everyone for their prayers.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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