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Daniel Ward

April 26, 1943 — January 4, 2024

   Foy Daniel “Dan” Ward, 80, of 2944 Virginia Road, Tyner, NC, died Thursday, January 4, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.

   Dan was born on April 26, 1943, was a lifelong resident of Chowan County, and the eldest son of the late Foy Alfred and Eunice Hobbs Ward of Hobbsville.

   A graduate of Chowan High School, he was drafted into the United States Army and served a tour in Vietnam where he worked as a Helicopter Crew Chief. Dan loved life and enjoyed the many adventures it offered. He also enjoyed his work and the interactions with the community and his customers, retiring from the Crossroads Division of C.A. Perry & Son, Inc.

   A loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife, of 49 years, Ann Bunch Ward; and their son, Jon Daniel Ward, his wife, Hope, and their children, Ellie, Jackson, and Molly of Hertford. Also surviving is his brother, Joe Ward (wife, Peggy) of Tyner; sisters, Nancy Perry (husband, Sidney L. “Bud”, deceased) of Hobbsville and Robin Ward (husband, Glenn Jones) of Pittsboro; and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

   Friends are invited to a gathering, sharing memories and a meal with the family, on Monday, January 8th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Nixon’s Catering, 749 Virginia Road, Edenton. A private graveside service will be held earlier in the day at Beaver Hill Cemetery.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Center Hill-Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 185, Tyner, NC 27980, or to the Eastern North Carolina Alzheimer’s Association, 5171 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612.

   The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to all the caregivers and personal sitters that cared for Dan during his long period of declining health, and more recently to the staff of Amedisys Hospice for the comfort they provided during the end of life transition.

   Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be made by visiting

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