Funeral service for Mrs. Sarah Ruth Ward, age 83, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1 PM on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Rice and Ray West officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery.
Mrs. Ward was born on September 17, 1934 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Ed M. and Gracie L. Dollar McBay. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Ward passed away on March 23, 2018.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Ward; four children; two step-children; numerous grandchildren; and a brother, Houston McBay of Fayetteville. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by eleven siblings.
Visitation with the family will be 5 PM until 7 PM on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Sarah Ruth Ward.
Sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a great help to me years ago when I was trying to find out more about my husband, Dennis McBay ancestors. I will never forget her reply when I asked her what her grandparents names were… she simply said Granny and Papa! Then she chuckled and said I know that isn’t what you wanted to hear but that is what we called them and that is all I know right now so let me think on that. After a while we chatted more and we said goodbye. A few hours later she called me back with her grandparents names. She called her sister, Ms. Berry and between the two of them they remembered the names I needed. We had several chats after that, anytime I needed to know something I called her and most of the time she knew what I needed. May you all find peace and comfort knowing she is at rest now.