Nancy Norris Ward

Dec 05, 2012

Loving Mother

WAYNESVILLE — Nancy Norris Ward, 78, of Waynesville, went to be with her Lord Dec. 4, 2012, at home, surrounded by her loving family, after losing her battle with cancer. A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late James Elmer and Caddie Webb Norris.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Claude C. Ward; two brothers and one sister.

She attended Mission Baptist Church. Nancy enjoyed working puzzles, making crafts, fishing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Thomas Ward and his wife Jean, of Waynesville, Linda Hostetler and her husband, Dannie, of Florida, Carolyn Burnette, of Canton, Teresa Bryant and her husband, Jim, of Waynesville; grandchildren, Crystal Ward, Lisa Haney, Jonathan Burnette, Jeremy Bryant; great-grandson, Aidan Burnette; and seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday,  Dec. 6, in the chapel of Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Ricky Gibson will officiate and burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until the funeral hour.

Garrett Funerals and Cremations is honored to be caring for the family. Visit