Pauline Presnell Ward, age 84, of Mountain Dale Road, Vilas, passed away Sunday morning, March 23, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Ward was born October 11, 1929, a daughter of the late Link Presnell and Ann Younce Presnell. She was a homemaker and a member of Mountain Dale Baptist Church.

Mrs. Ward is survived by two sons, Sam Ward and wife Linda of Belleville, Illinois and Paul A. Ward and wife Wendy of Vilas; one daughter-in-law, Sandra Oberst and husband Alan of Vilas; three grandsons, Paul Daniel Ward of Vilas, Douglas Ward and wife Julia of Tampa, Florida and David Ward and wife Rachel of Tucson, Arizona; one granddaughter, Rachelle Bowker and husband John of Loveland, Colorado; two sisters, Louise Cornett of Boone, and Ruth Cornett and husband Clint of Vilas, and one sister-in-law, Opal Auton of Claremont, Florida. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William Sam "Dub" Ward.

Funeral services for Pauline Presnell Ward will be conducted Thursday afternoon, March 27, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Mountain Dale Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Eric Cornett. Burial will follow in Mountain Dale Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the Ward family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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