Mrs. Virginia Ward Harris age 90 of Hermitage died August 27, 2014, at Mt. Juliet Health Care. A native of Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo C. “Lon” Ward and Emma Ruby Grills Ward. She was a 1941 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School. She retired from Lifeway Christian Resources. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, The Red Hat Society and the Circle 8 Square Dance Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Thomas Edwin Harris; four sisters: Lou Ada Emerson, Vera Bilbro, Stella Brown, Sue Foutch; five brothers: Lofton, Bennie, Joe, Dan and Martin Ward. Survived by two children: Betty (Jerry) Griffin, Dennis Edwin (Patsy) Harris; four grandchildren: Melanie Ann Griffin, Rodney Harris (Ginger) Griffin, Alicia Carlene (Lanny) Holland, Derek Edwin (Michelle) Harris; four great-grandchildren: Ethan, Ensley, Eli, and Noah Harris.
Funeral services are Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond Vogtner officiating. Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers: Derek Harris, Rodney Griffin, Lanny Holland, Allan Foutch, Kent Ward, Jerry Griffin. Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m. and after 11 a.m. Saturday. The family request in lieu of flowers memorials be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 6010 S. New Hope Rd., Hermitage, TN 37076.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.