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Wanda Ward

August 15, 1943 — January 14, 2021

Wanda Carroll Stroup Ward, age 77 of Grover, NC, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her two children, Jeff Ward (Teresa) of Grover, NC, and Renee Ward (Greg Martin) of Grover, NC, grandchildren, Brandon Ledford (Samantha) of Grover, NC, Tiffany Moore (Roger) of Shelby, NC, Brandi Moore (Bobby) of Grover, NC, Tyler Ward of Grover, NC, and Kelsey Ward of Grover, NC, ten great grandchildren, three brothers, Wade Ward (Frances) of Waco, NC, Dean Ward (Joyce) of Waco, NC, and Darrell Ward of Waco, NC, and four sisters, Diana “Skip” Wilson (Harold) of Shelby, NC, Jackie “Penny” Peterson (Edward) of Shelby, NC, Sandy Martin (Don) of Grover, NC, and Linda Lundy of Cambridge, MN, and a special friend, Joel Page.

Born August 15, 1943 in Cleveland County, Wanda was the daughter of the late Clyde and Judy Blanton Stroup and was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bruce Webb Ward, and a brother, Donald Stroup.

Wanda worked and retired from Time Warner Cable as office manager of Cleveland County and surrounding districts.  She was active with the Shriners and the Shrinettes of the White Plains Shrine Club of Kings Mountain where she gave her time endlessly.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 19, 2021at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel.  A graveside service will follow at 3:00 pm at Capernaum Cemetery in Waco.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cleveland Funeral Services

2518 W Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28150

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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