Born 9-16-1909 -- Died 8-17-2002
Effie Marie Ward, 92, of Salem, daughter of the late Dave Caruthers and Addie Lou Carter Caruthers was born Sept. 16, 1909 in Oxford, Ark. She departed this life Aug. 17, 2002, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was married to William Vince Ward on Nov. 28, 1938 at Wiseman, Ark. During her working years, she was a rural mail carrier.Survivors are three sisters, Vera Ward of Salem, Roselene Cantrell of Oxford, and Gertrude Keylon of Melbourne; 20 nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband Vince in 1984; an infant daughter; three brothers, Troy, Roy and Juel Caruthers; four sisters, Lola Turner, Stella Merrell, Nola Bell Smith and Tressie Bell; and her father and mother.Services were Aug. 20, at Cox-Blevins Chapel in Salem. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery with arrangements by Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.