Obituaries

Myra Sue

Lott Putnam

Dec. 7, 2013

A memorial service for Myra Sue Lott Putnam of Montgomery, Ala., was conducted Dec. 11, 2013, at Oliver Funeral Home in Eupora.

Mrs. Putnam grew up in Stewart but was a longtime resident of Mobile and Montgomery, Ala. She died Dec. 7, 2013, in Birmingham after a long illness.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Putnam Young of Huntsville, Ala.; three sons, Kevin Putnam of Pensacola, Fla., Keith Putnam of Tampa, Fla., and Kelly Putnam of Union Springs, Ala.; two sisters, Maewood Jones of Plant City, Fla., and Merle Jones of Weir; three brothers, Gary Lott, Benny Lott and Malcolm Lott, all of Stewart; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Conecuh Springs Christian School, 220 Hicks Industrial Park Road, Union Springs, AL 36009.

 

Christopher

Gregory Ward

Dec. 3, 2013

Graveside services for Christopher Gregory Ward, 40, were Dec. 7, 2013, at Clarkson Baptist Church Cemetery with Chaplain Terry Partin officiating.

He was a battalion chemical NCO with the Mississippi Army National Guard and served two combat deployments to Iraq. Mr. Ward was also a volunteer fireman for Lowndes County District 3 for 17 years. He died Dec. 3, 2013, at his residence in Steens after a long battle with cancer.

Survivors include his wife, Mitzi Cooper Ward of Columbus; three daughters, Julie Ward of New Hope, and Bailey Palmer and Malley Palmer of Starkville; two sons, Jeremy Ward of New Hope and Waylon Palmer of Starkville; his parents, Joe Leslie Ward and Gloria Ward of Macclenny, Fla.; two brothers, James Hodgson of Macclenny, Fla., and Christopher Hodgson of Lake Butler, Fla.; and his grandparents, Joel L. Ward and Marie Ward of Memphis, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Welch Funeral Home of Starkville was in charge of arrangements.