Verla Mae Hendrickson Ward, 91, of Sherwood died Wednesday, Jan. 23. She was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Guy to parents, Philip and Clara Hendrickson. She was a charter member of Berean Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, R. L. Hendrickson and Walton Hendrickson; sister, Betty Sue Hendrickson; husband, Elva E. Ward; and infant son, Edwin Lee Ward.

Survivors include daughters, Donna Akins and husband Roger of Sherwood and Phyllis Hayworth and husband Ron of Neosha, Mo.; son, Nevin Ward and wife Carol of Wichita Falls, Texas; grandchildren, Russell Akins and wife Lisa, Karesa Hawkins and husband Stacy, Amber Keithley and husband Steven, Chad Hayworth and wife Jennifer, Phillip Ward, Justin Hayworth and wife Callie, and Janetta Harris and husband Sam; eighteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 26 at Berean Baptist Church in North Little Rock. Burial was in Rest Hills Memorial Park.

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