Mrs. Linda Hicks Ward, age 77, of Big Branch Road, Sugar Grove, passed away Friday, March 4, 2022 at Watauga Medical Center. Born October 22, 1944 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Martin Levi and Julia Viney Hicks. Linda was of the Baptist faith. Before retirement, she was employed at Log House Florist as a floral designer, however, her most important occupation was providing a loving home for her family. Linda was born with a creative mind that allowed her to hand craft sock monkeys, Raggedy Ann dolls and other various Appalachian Mountain crafts. She loved her vegetable gardens and growing flowers inside and outside her home.
Linda is survived by her daughters, Barbara Ward Jones and husband, Anthony, of Elk Park and Susanne Ward of Sugar Grove; and sister, Lois Hicks Carswell and husband, Roy, of Montezuma. In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by her husband of fifty-two years, Hillard Dewey Ward; sisters, Sallie Presnell, Hazel Birdsong, Louvenia Humphrey, Ruby Poarch, Clemmie Beers and Lorena Roberts; and brothers, Leonard and Arnold Hicks.
Funeral services for Linda Hicks Ward will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, March 8th at 3 o'clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Burl Greer. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 o'clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Graveside services will follow in the Ward Family Cemetery.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Ward family.