Obituary – Ruth Virginia Potts Ward

Published 11:33 am Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ruth Virginia Potts Ward, 86, passed away on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at her residence. She was born September 1, 1933 in New Albany, Miss., to Emmett N. Potts and Tava Ada Stroud Potts. She was a homemaker and a member of Gracewood Baptist Church in Southaven, Miss.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2:00p.m. until service time at Philadelphia Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Philadelphia Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Irwin officiating. Burial will be at Philadelphia Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers will be Cameron Contini, Greg Contini, Don Ward, Jason Potts, Dale Darby, and Greggy Contini.

She is survived by her husband, James Patton “Pat” Ward; two daughters, Debbie Noa (David), of Collierville, Tenn., and Pam Contini (Greg), of Myrtle; one son, Mike Ward, of Memphis, Tenn.; and four grandchildren: Monica Contini, Amanda Noa, Cameron Contini, and Greg Contini.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Berniece Garrison and Charlotte Potts; and three brothers, E.J. Potts, Johnny Potts. and Louis Potts.

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