Annie Bell Richards Ward (2018-10-25 15:03:47)

Annie Bell Richards Ward, age 76 of Fleetwood, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

She was a native of Watauga County and the daughter of the late Russell and Bunnie Hodges Richards. She was also preceded in death by a daughter Anna Marie Triplett Earp, a son, Anthony B. Triplett, a sister, Linda Richards, and a great grandson Paydon Brown.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Ward, three daughters, Annette Berry and her late husband Steve of Foscoe, Lisa Naoum and husband Nick of Sugar Grove, Melinda Ward and husband Sean of Boone, one son Charlie Arnette and wife Christy of Vilas, two sisters, Jeanette Combs of Millers Creek and Polly Auton and husband Jay of Purlear, two brothers, Jimmy Richards and wife Doris of Boone, and Junior Richards and wife Linda of Vanderpool. Twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Annie Bell Richards Ward will be conducted Friday, October 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Jont Brown Cemetery.
The family will receive friends prior to the services from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. on Friday.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Ward family.