Chloe Ward, age 98 1/2, of Tom Ward Road, Sugar Grove, passed away Sunday morning, October 6, 2019, at her home.

Chloe was born February 15, 1921 in Watauga County, a daughter of Gold and Arlene Ward. She was a homemaker and a member of Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Lennis Matheson of Sugar Grove; one granddaughter, Pamela Beach and husband Jerry of Vilas; one granddaughter-in-law, Debbie of Sugar Grove; one grandson, Everette Matheson and wife Angie of Banner Elk; two great-granddaughters, Holly Moore and husband Terry of the Baird's Creek Community, and Jennifer Fordham and husband Patrick of the Rich Mountain Community; one great-grandson, Adam Beach and wife Jessica of Vilas; two great great-granddaughters, Laurene Ashleigh Hawks and Mara Jade Fordham, both of the Rich Mountain Community, and two great great-grandsons, Nathan Allen Moore and Jacob Lee Moore, both of the Baird's Creek Community, and one sister-in-law, Pauline Presnell Ward.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Tom Ward; a beloved grandson, Scottie Matheson; infant twin sons, one son-in-law, Archie Matheson; four sisters, Ruth Presnell, Pansy Tester, Naomi Tester, and Lousia Ward Lowrance; four brothers, John Benjamin Ward, infant son, Ray, Clint Ward, and James Ward; four brothers-in-law, Clate Presnell, Talbert Tester, Norman Tester, and Byrd Lowrance, and one sister-in-law, Dollie Hicks Ward.

Graveside services and burial for Chloe Ward will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, October 9, 2019, at 2:00 o'clock, at the Ward-Matheson Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1:30 until 2:00 o'clock, at the gravesite, prior to the service. Officiating will be Elder Kenneth Presnell.

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