Mary Elizabeth Ward

Mary Elizabeth Ward (Sutton), age 91 of Arden, NC, (originally from Dillsboro), passed away Monday, September 7, 2020.   She was born on September 8, 1928, in Jackson County to the late John Baxter and Lola (Pangle) Sutton.


She was an avid reader who loved gardening and flowers.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Mary will be dearly missed by her loving children,  Sandra (Fred) McLean, Claude (Narla) Ward, Phyllis Cooper; brother, Wilson Sutton; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeremy (Tori), Cheslea; great-grandchildren, Robert, Victoria, Jackson, Gage, Gia, Gavin, Kylee, Tylee; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Ward; sisters, Maude, Dorothy; and brothers, Richard, Ramsey, Hilliard, Claude, John Baxter, and Marshall.


The family would like to extend special thanks to: Care Partners PACE, Private Duty Services, and Hospice for their love and care.


Visitation will be held from 10:00AM-12:00PM on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Appalachian Funeral Services, 165 Skyland Dr., Sylva, NC. Interment will follow at 1:00PM, at Locust Field Cemetery, with Rev. Eugene Ridley, officiating