Sophia Janette Ward, age 73, of Millers Creek, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

She was born March 3, 1945 in Ashe County to Manley and Hassie Blevins Stamper. Sophia worked 20 years at Wilkes Glove before becoming disabled. She was a member of Old Fashion Baptist Church. Mrs. Ward loved to spend time with her family and always took care of everyone. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ernest and Lee Stamper; and great granddaughter, Abigail Paige Anderson.

Surviving are her husband, Gwyn L. Ward; son, Billy Denny of Lenoir; daughter, Shirley Anderson and husband Benny of Millers Creek; grandchildren, Eric Anderson and wife Cristina of Millers Creek, Chasity Denny, Autumn Walker and husband Andrew all of Lenoir, Lindsey Combs of Raleigh; step-son, Jerome Ward and wife Aletha of Hudson, step-daughters, Crystal Powell and husband James of Gamewell, Pennie Starnes of Hickory; great grandchildren, Abby, Gabe, Thad, Liam, Zach, Haleeh, Bethany and Trinity; sisters, Maxine Harrington of Tazewell, Virginia, Fran Franklin of Perry, Florida, Beatrice Miller of Creston, Wilma Blevins and husband Larry of Taylorsville, Sarah Lutts and husband Al of Delaware, Linda Norris of Millers Creek; and brothers, Willie Stamper of Newport, Virginia, Byrl Stamper of Whitetop.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jacob Winters and Pastor Jim Belcher officiating. Burial will follow in Scenic Memorial Gardens. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the March of Dimes, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 673667, Marietta, Georgia 30006.

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