Obituary: Lionel Paul Ward

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Lionel Paul Ward

Lionel Paul Ward

Lionel Paul Ward, 85, of Columbia, passed away Oct. 21, 2019.  

Mr. Ward was the former owner and operator of Maury Fence Company and a member of the Church of Christ.  He married his high school sweetheart, Shirley, in 1954.  

He was preceded in death by parents, John Wiley and Olga Mae Pratt Ward; daughter, Lisa Musgrove; and brothers, Dan, Ewing and Junior Ward.  

He’s survived by wife of 65 years, Shirley Doggett Ward; son-in-law, Jeff Musgrove; brother, Dwight Ward; grandchildren, Nathan, Zac and Caitlin Musgrove; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Faye Smith; and pet dog, Frisky.  

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home, Nathan Musgrove and Bobby Sands officiating. Interment will be at Spring Hill Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to the service.  

Pallbearers will be Tom Cochran, Jeff Weston, Mike Harris, Norman Harris, Willie Hurd and Jeff Musgrove. Close friends will serve as honorary pallbearers.  

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.