Anna Mae Tarr Ward


Mrs. Anna Mae Tarr Ward, 92, wife of the late Elmer R. “Toad” Ward and a resident of Exmore, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at The Citadel of Nassawadox. A native of Girdletree, Md., she was the daughter of the late Alfred T. Tarr and the late Janie Kilmon Tarr. She was a retired manager for Silco in Exmore.

She is survived by her daughter, Joan Kelley Bailey, of Exmore; two grandchildren, Ann Marie Kelley and Robin Vonhollen; seven great-grandchildren, Darien Kelley, Kristen Kelley, Gary Kelley III, Richard Riddle, Kelley Riddle, Hunter Smith, and J.R. Bishop;  and five great-great-grandchildren, Hunter Bishop, Chelsea Bishop, Aurora Riddle, Elizabeth Riddle, and Evelyn Ballas. Anna Mae was predeceased by two sons, Randy Ward and Gary H. Kelley Sr.; a grandson, Gary H. Kelly Jr.; and a son-in-law, Jimmy Bailey.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Belle Haven Cemetery with the Rev. Mary Jimenez officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bloxom Community Church of the Nazarene, 15230 Bethel Church Road, Bloxom, VA 23308.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
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