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James Marcus Ward, age 63,

James Marcus Ward, 63, of Austin passed away on December 3, 2019.  He was born on October 21, 1956 to James and Mable Ward in Whiteville, North Carolina.

He loved to fish, hunt, raise rose bushes and kept his yard beautiful.  He enjoyed working on the farm raising cattle and baling hay with his father.

He is preceded in death by his father James S. Ward; grandparents George and Dorothy Nance and Ila Ward and his loving wife Linda Ward.

Mark leaves behind his loving mother Mable Ward; his siblings Amy Proffitt (Gary) and Gregg Ward (Hilda); stepdaughter Amie Henderson; his grandchildren Bailee, Brian, and Austin; friends and family.

Service will be Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:00 am at Ward First Baptist Church, 208 Scott St, Ward, AR.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400


  • Kevin and Debra Stewart Posted December 6, 2019 9:42 PM

    Mark, we really enjoyed our last visit with you and the family. You will truly be missed, you have touched many hearts. You are no longer in pain, you are free. Until we meet again love you…Your cousin Kevin & Debra

  • Debbie Balentine Posted December 8, 2019 3:20 PM

    Mable, Amy, & Gregg. I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time. Mark was a wonderful man & will I never forget him. May his memories fill you with joy & peace.

  • Gary Wilkins Posted December 11, 2019 1:12 PM

    Great memories with my childhood friend. Mark was the best friend I had from elementary school through high school graduation and beyond. Great memories with Mark, Mable and James – I felt like another son to them. Mark was the best man at my wedding. Even though miles have kept us apart over the years I have always remembered our good times and was thankful for my friend. Rest in peace.

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