James D. “Duke” Ward, 74, a longtime resident of McMinnville, died Friday, Nov. 8 at Community Care of Rutherford County in Murfreesboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Hazel Ward; brother, Robert Ward; daughter, Lois Rhoring; and grandson, Colton Robertson.
He is survived by his sister. Frankie Overcash; children, Lisa Korneta, Lora Ward, David Ward, Sherri Fuller, David Phillips and Deborah Churchill; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandson, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and devoted friends.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 17, 2013