of Welcome Home, AR
June 26, 1924 - March 30, 2020
Dewey Wayne Ward, age 95 of Welcome Home, Arkansas passed from this life on Monday, March 30th, 2020 at Highland Court in Marshall, Arkansas. He was born in Watts, Arkansas on June 26th, 1924 to Isaac Claude Ward and Vertner Ragland Ward.Dewey was a charter member of the Welcome Home church where he served as an elder. Dewey loved to garden and he spent many happy years working in the garden alongside his wife Juanita. They ran the family together also. In earlier years Dewey worked in the timber industry. He enjoyed having cookouts with family and friends on the banks of Red River. Dewey liked to keep the road that ran in front of his home clean of debris and trash. A hobby his neighbors greatly enjoyed. His strength and strong presence will be missed by his family and friends. Survivors include daughters, Mary Beth Ragland of Welcome Home and Gail (Roy) Ragland of Welcome Home; one son, Jerry Wayne Ward of Welcome Home; grandchildren, Michael (Sherry) Ragland, Dian (Dale) King, Brian (Reanna) Ragland, Kelly (Nikki) Small, Kim (Andy) Treat, Julie Ward, Jenny (Josh) Gray, Benny (Shaleena) Ward, Hannah Ward and Jeremy (Laura) Ragland; twenty-five great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; son-in-law, Carroll Small; and many other family and friends who will also mourn his passing.Dewey is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Vertner Ward; his wife of 73 years, Juanita Ward who passed away in 2016; one daughter, Shirley Small; son-in-law, Harold Ragland; and siblings, Clell Ward, Gertrude Beavers, Pauline Thompson, Aline Crow and infant brother, Harrison Ward.Private family graveside services will be held at Chinquapin Cemetery near Welcome Home on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 with Bro. Andy Treat officiating. Bearers will be Michael Ragland, Brian Ragland, Kelly Small, Benny Ward, Jeremy Ragland, Macy Brown and Zaac Ragland. The family would like to invite everyone to sign the online guestbook for Dewey at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/marshall. During these trying and difficult times with the family's permission we are not posting service times on our website in order to limit public gatherings and to do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Please contact the family for exact times. We apologize for any inconvenience. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Chinquapin Cemetery Fund c/o Gail Ragland, 20024 S. Hwy 27, Marshall, AR 72650.
To The Entire Family, Our hearts were made sad hearing of the loss of Mr. Ward. James and I always enjoyed coming to Welcome Home Church for He always made us feel so welcome. Our prayers are with you all and we know that he is at rest and a great reunion has occurred. Set your vision on heaven for there you will meet them both. God Bless. James and Rebecca Patterson
Dave and I send our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Ward. His years of service to the Welcome Home Church have made an eternal difference in the lives of many. How wonderful to read that he kept the road in front of his home clean! (I like to pick up trash, too. It’s great exercise.) Last year, it was my pleasure to interact with Mr. Ward at the nursing home. He was a true gentleman and will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this loss.
So sorry for your loss. I know it is hard to give them up, but sometimes we have to think about God's plan and know it is meant to be. God bless and comfort all of the family.
We are so sorry to here about your passing. May god bless your family
God bless all family/friends.
God Bless the Family...
To all the family of Dewey - wow what wonderful memories I have of Dewey and Juanita Ward. I know they are rejoicing together in Heaven. I am sorry for the hurt in your heart -it’s so hard to lose our loved ones. My prayers is for God to wrap his arms around you and give you comfort and peace that only he can give. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of Love.
I am sorry for your loss its always difficult when we lose such a wonderful man that meant so much to his family and friends. God loves him and you so soon we will be together again. What a day that will be. Then we will have much more time to be able to love and appreciate. God bless you and comfort you.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort.
I have such good memories of Dewey, and Juanita - I can't really think of one without the other - and feel privileged to have known and loved him. He had a quiet soul, never wanted the limelight, and could be counted on for good advice when consulted. He loved his family and wanted the best for each them. I'll miss him. I pray that his family will find comfort and peace from their memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Gail and familyWe are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thought a lot of Dewey. God Bless.
Our condolences go out to the family prayers for you all Bruce Melissa Dodge
Dewey was a fine man and I always considered him a friend. May God Bless and comfort the family. Harold Young
We are praying our Heavenly Father gives peace and comfort in this difficult time. I'm thankful for a testimony of a life lived for Christ. Brian and Reanna you know your grandpa is in a far better place than we are.
To the Family of Mr. Dewey Wayne WardFor you... Gentle Peace, Quiet Strength and Steadfast Love!Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Representative Joy Springer Arkansas House of Representatives, District 34
our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you all in the loss of your Dad.
Kim & Family,We were so sorry to hear about your Grandpa Dewey. We know he is rejoicing in Heaven now. You & your family are in our Prayers. We Love You All, From All Of Us At Snowball Baptist
Sorry to hear this. Dewey and I became friends many years ago
It is so sad to lose Uncle Dewey. How wonderful his life is now! Reunited with family! We love all of you guys and we are praying for you. Heaven is sounding sweeter all the time. God bless you all.
Praying for peace and comfort. God Bless you all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless all of you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you!Dewey was a great man and a wonderful neighbor. We will miss him greatly!
We love yall
So sorry for your loss sweet family but so thankful his race is won. Isaiah 61:3 ❤️
We are sorry for your loss but glad to know he is now with Juanita again where he longed to be. All are in our thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you during this difficult time. May God get you all through this.
My thoughts and Prayers are with the family.
Michael and I extend our deepest sympathy to all his loved ones...🙏
Gail, Jerry, Beth, Our thoughts are with each of you during this difficult time. Mike and Roberta Pack
I thought alot of him when I work at the nurse home
MaryBeth,Gail, Jerry. I know your hearts are heavy with the lose of your daddy.Take comfort knowing he is with your mother. Thank you for sharing your parents with me & my mother ( Nellie Griffin ) Mr Dewey & Ms Jaunita memories will always have special place in my heart. I'm here. Kathleen Gillum
Sorry for your loss. I knew Brother Ward from around forty years ago when some of us from New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church used to come there and he along with others used to come here to visit. You all have my prayers.
So sorry he was a wonderful man
Dewey was a very sweet man. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family in this time of sorrow.
We are so very sorry to lose Uncle Dewey! He was such a good man! I loved his hugs & smiles he gave me when we visited at HC. He told me he loved his family so much! He would cry and show me pictures on his wall of his family. Thankful he’s in his heavenly home & reunited with his bride and family. You are all in our prayers for peace & strength. Love you all! Hugs!Psalm 147:3James & Barbara
Sorry for your loss. State Rep. Denise Ennett
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
We are so sad to hear of his passing. We really liked Dewey. He will be missed.
I’m so sorry to hear about Dewey passing away. He was such a kind soul and will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Kim & all the family: so sorry for your loss but what a gain heaven received! May god g8ve you all peace within...Morgan Docekal
So sorry for your loss,lots of love and continued prayers.
We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for all the family.
Beth,Jerry and Gail so sorry for the lost of your dad. Love you all phyllis
Sorry for the lose of your dad. Love ya'll Mary Flower
I M sorry for your loss I fell in love with the Dewey while he was in the room with Amos h e was sweet to me and loved for me to bring Angel(my dog) He will be missed
So sorry to hear of Deweys passing. He was such a nice man. My prayers are with you.
Beth, Jerry, Gail and Families,I am so sad Uncle Dewey left us today, but I know he will be happy in his heavenly home with Aunt Petey and Shirley. Our love to all of you.Donna Kay, Jerry, Ward and Martha
My condolence to the family