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July 9, 2014

Agnes Joann Ward

Agnes Joann Ward, 85, of McAlester, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at her granddaughters home where she lived.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Brumley-Mills Chapel with Pastor David Wharton officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.

Born Jan. 9, 1929, in Nashoba, she was the daughter of Aben and Bycie Frazier. She married Luther Ward on July 5, 1951, in Antlers.

She lived with her granddaughter and family, Mikael and Josh Ham and Ryen.

She attended Chillaco Indian School and was a member of the Choctaw Nation and Grace United Methodist Church in Hartshorne.

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Ann Ward, of Krebs; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lyman Choate, of Broken Bow, and Thomas Choate, of Broken Bow; one sister, Juanita Hardee, of Broken Bow, and special friend, Rose Billy, of Midwest City

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Ward, and two sons, Harold Steve Ward and Clendon Earl Ward.

Pallbearers will be Joe Garland Ward, Keith Ward, Randy Choate, Russell Choate, Wesley Alberson and Randy Alberson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Pate, Gregory Shaun Smith, Owen Mikael Smith, Jimmy Cook, Freddy Cook, Joshua Ham and Douglas King.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church in Hartshorne.


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