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James Carlton Ward

James Carlton Ward, born to James Monroe Ward and Marry Blanche Civils on February 4, 1930, passed away January 6, 2023, at the age of 92 years 11 months, and 28 days old.

A pillar of the community of Cove City. He served as a town alderman from Cove City’s incorporation in 1959 to 1998, he also served on the Core Creek Drainage Committee and the Farm Home Administration board. Additionally, he was a charter member of the Cove City Fire Department. He was also a member of Cove City Christian Church where he served on the Church board and taught Sunday School.

A lifelong farmer and outdoorsman, he won multiple awards including the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society Conservation Award in 1973, Outstanding Young Farmer Award from the New Bern Chamber of Commerce, and the Conservation Farm Family of the Year 1979 from the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

He was a skilled sportsman and marksman that hunted Bear, Dear, Ducks, Turkey, Geese, and all grades of varmints, but his favorite animal was Quail. He was also an avid golfer and senior member of Quaker Neck Golf Club.

After retirement from farming, he started a garden and orchard which he shared with his neighbor Shirly Bevell. He also delighted in helping raise his two grandchildren Noah and Edward Taylor. Lisa Erwin also became a close friend and helper during his recent illness.

James Carlton Ward is survived by his wife of 69 years, Erma Ward. His daughters, Karen Taylor and Renee Hart (Alan). His grandchildren, Noah and Edward Taylor, and Zadok Hart. His sister, Mary Ann Fulcher (Jimmy), and sister-in-law, Irene Ward. He is preceded in death by his son Johnny Ward, his brother Donald Ward, and his parents.

Flowers are welcome.

Or donations to Cove City Christian Church.

Or donations to the Cove City Johnny Ward Walking Trail.

In care of: Jimmy Fulcher 216 Monroe Street, 174 PO Box.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Cove City Christian Church, Cove City, NC.

Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Cove City Christian Church with Rev. Danny French officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Daly-Wetherington Cemetery.

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