Edith Ward Moody

Published 8:58 am Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Edith Ward Moody, 98, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 13, 2016, from her residence. Edith was born in the Fish Springs community on September 22, 1917 to the late Arthur “Jack” Ward and Josie Lewis Ward. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Dennis O. Moody; two brothers, Stanley Ward and L.B. Ward; and her only sister, Dorothy Ward.
Edith had worked at the Bemberg plant for 23 years. She was member of Doe River Baptist Church, where she was the adult ladies’ Sunday school class teacher for many years.
Those left to cherish her memory include one brother, Lewis Ward, of the Fish Springs community; two special sisters-in-law, Betty Ward, of the Fish Springs community, and Frances Ward, of Williston, S.C.; and a host of nieces and nephews, that she loved and claimed as her own.
A service to honor the life of Edith Ward Moody will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Jim Hawk and Rev. Jim Lindsey officiating. Music will be provided by Terry and Diane Ward. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service, or at the residence at anytime. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the Lakeview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jann Ward, Larry Ward, Houston Boyd, David High, R.D. Ward and Dennis Ward. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Shaw, Dr. Kendall Boyd, Lloyd Ward, Sam Moody, Tommy Boylston, Larry Bailey, Shawn Bailey, Jim V. Moody, Jim M. Moody, her friends and neighbors on the circle, and deacons of Doe River Baptist Church. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Sue Leigh and Barbara for their tender, loving care given to Edith during her illness. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 2335 Knob Creek Road, Suite 101, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Moody family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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