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Carlton Everett Ward, age 71


Carlton Everett Ward, 71, of Benton, Arkansas passed away on November 7, 2023. He was born in Clarendon, Arkansas on September 20, 1952.

He was an avid fisherman and Hunter. He loved being outdoors. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a kind soul and was willing to help anyone, even if he had to go without.

He is preceded in death by parents James Ward and Bessie Brewer-Ward; siblings James “Jimmy” Ward JR, Stanley Ward, John Ward, Howard Ward, Betty “Tommy” Ross, and his spouse Earlene Ward

He is survived by his children Christina Marie Ward, Natasha Renee Henriksen, Raymond Ward, Stephen Ward, and Shannon Ward; his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings Kenneth Ward, Mervel Ward, Raymond Ward, Grace Ragan, and Marian Boyster and many friends and extended family.

If I should go tomorrow

It would never be goodbye,

For I have left my heart with you,

So don’t you ever cry.

The love that’s deep with me,

You’ll feel it from the heavens,

And it will heal the scars.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Billie J Ward Hanley Posted November 14, 2023 10:57 AM

    RIP Uncle Tony. You will surely be missed

  • Alan Ward (Mervel Alan Ward Jr) Posted November 14, 2023 11:26 AM

    I have lived in and around the Benton area for 32 years and I had no idea Uncle Tony (Carlton Everett) Ward, resided in this area. What a missed opportunity to have occasionally been together with one another

    • Raymond Ward Posted November 15, 2023 4:31 PM

      We have lived in Benton for around four years.

  • Bill Beard Posted November 15, 2023 4:16 PM

    My sincere and deepest condolences to the entire family. I’ve known Tony and his family my whole life. He was always an affable man.

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