Mr. Clayton Eugene Ward, age 84, of Summerville, passed away Wednesday, April 01, 2009 at his residence.
Mr. Clayton was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on October 12, 1924, son of the late John Howard Ward and Lucy Debter Ward.  He was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy.  Prior to his retirement, Mr. Ward was self employed as a farmer.Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, Thelma Frances Walker Ward; Son Gary “Pinky” Ward; daughter, Patricia Ann Sweatman; sister, Loyce Carter; 5 Grandchildren, Annette Lanham, Tracy Crider, Brad Ward, Dee Shedd, and Michele Copeland; and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 3, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. in the Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Jackson, Rev. Larry Scoggins, Rev. Cary Hall and Rev. Ken Jennings officiating.  Interment will follow in the Subligna Cemetery.Pallbearers will be Brad Ward, Britt Copeland, Darryl Crider, Joe Lanham, Bobby
Quarles and Jason Shedd.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Nick Copeland, Noah Copeland, Mason Shedd, Braden Shedd, Jesse Crider, Jasmine Crider, Tripp Lanham, Garyson
Lanham, Eston Burdick, Devin Burdick, Tabitha Burdick and Kyla Ward.Mr. Ward will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. 
On Friday, Mr. Ward will be in state at the Ebenezer Baptist Church from 1:00 P.M. until the funeral hour. Mason Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.  For Guestbook, please go online

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