LOUISBURG - Sue Hayes Ward, 79, died June 5, 2009.  She was the daughter of Hugh Jones and Clafton Mundy Hayes and was born in Louisburg on May 26, 1930.  She graduated from Mills High School in Louisburg as Co-Valedictorian of her class in 1948.  She was also outstanding in basketball and received the Franklin County award for “Most Outstanding Player of the Year”. 

She received her B.S. degree from East Carolina Teachers College (ECU)  and taught forty-four years, with forty being in Charlotte at Sedgefield Junior High.  She was a member of the DAR, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Retired School Personnel. 

She is survived by her sister, Nancy Yarborough of Louisburg; nephew, William Yarborough and wife, Deborah of Alexandria, VA; nieces, Elizabeth Combs and husband, Pierce of Bradenton, FL, and Nancy Cressman and husband, George of Manchester, MO; cousin, Josephine Newell, MD of Raleigh; three great-nieces and one great-nephew; one great-great-niece and three great-great-nephews; and her beloved dog and companion, “Jocko”. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Janet Hayes Best; and husband, Robert D. Ward. 

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. from Oakwood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the home of Nancy Yarborough, 321 N. Main Street, at all times.

Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Service, 804 N. Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg.

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