Ann Janelle Ward, 85, of Newland, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Milton and Hazel Greene Hughes. Ann was a member of the Henson Creek Baptist Church and was an avid reader, enjoyed working word puzzles and was a fabulous cook.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Warfield Ward; and a brother, Roger Hughes. Ann is survived by her brother, John Hughes, of Johnson City, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Heather Hughes and Lori English; and special nephew, Michael Hylemon.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home with the Rev. Junior Carver officiating. The family received friends one hour before the service, and burial followed in the Lee Gouge Cemetery on Fork Mountain Road in Bakersville. Memorials may be made to the Henson Creek Baptist Church. Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Ward Family.
Mitchell News-Journal • Aug. 21, 2019