Mary Lee Hill Ward, 66, won the race on Saturday, June 26, 2010.
As a native of Hendersonville, she was the daughter of the late Hicks and Dollie Hill of East Flat Rock. She was preceded in death by her sister, Velma Elizabeth. She graduated from East Henderson High School and Blue Ridge Technical College. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville. Mary faithfully worked at Pardee Hospital for over 50 years.
She is survived by her loving husband, John Daniel ìDannyî Ward, of 44 years; her daughter, Pamela and husband, David Lovin of Willow Spring; her granddaughters Mary Rachel and Sarah Jean Lovin; brother Glenn and wife, Vivian Hill of East Flat Rock; sister Faye and husband, David Earl Brown of Columbia, South Carolina; sister Evelyn and husband, Norman Nichols of East Flat Rock; her niece Sonya Reneeí and husband, Chad Hewett of Chapin, South Carolina; her nephews Matthew and Timothy Nichols of East Flat Rock.
The celebration of her life will occur at 11am Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Hendersonville. The family will receive friends an hour before the service at the church. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park after the celebration. Friends may visit the home of Evelyn and Norman Nichols. Contributions may be made online at Relay for Life of Henderson County, enter Mary Ward as the participant. Forest Lawn Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.