Mr. Henry Franklin Ward, age 81 of Broomtown, passed away Wednesday April 23, 2008 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. (AL Time) Saturday at the Perry Funeral Home Chapel in Cherokee County, AL.  with Revs. Charles Bishop and Allen Copeland officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Bethel Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. (AL Time) Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the family will accept flowers.

Survivors include his wife, Caroly Hartline Ward, son David Ward and his wife Diane of Lyerly, daughters Linda McCullough and her husband Bill of Broomtown, Gail Ward of Gaylesville.  Also, his brothers Charles Ward and his wife Faye of Austell, GA, Bill Ward and his wife Annie of Norcross, GA.  Also his sister, Virginia Tallent of Rome.  He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jeff Ward, Steven McCullough, Tommy Ward and Shane Daniels, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ward was a native of Menlo, son of the late Millard Harrison and Minnie Annis Doherty Ward.  He was a veteran of WWII, a retired farmer and member of the Cherokee Electric Board of Directors.

Pallbearers will be: Kermit Hill, James Noland, Dale Dodd, Dow Van Pelt, Steve Bullard, Lee Anthony and Jason White.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Board & Employees of the Cherokee Electric Co-op as well as Kenneth Hester

Perry Funeral Home of Centre in charge of arrangements