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Hazel D. Parsons Ward, age 93, of Texarkana, Arkansas, died Friday, January 22, 2016

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parsonsHazel D. Parsons Ward, age 93, of Texarkana, Arkansas, died Friday, January 22, 2016, at her residence.  Mrs. Ward was born June 18, 1922, in Umpire, Arkansas and had lived most of her life inTexarkana.  She was a member of the Church of Christ and was retired from Buhrman-Pharr Hardware Company.  She was preceded in death by her husband; J. Hamp Ward, her parents; Sam and Nettie Parsons, and her siblings; Ethel Stacy, Anna McGee, Cecil Parsons, Jada Parsons, and Florene Thompson.     Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jennifer Ward, two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Jon and Dorothy Ward, and James and Linda Ward, all of Texarkana,  two granddaughters and their spouses, Karla and Jeremy Thomas of Texarkana,   and Monica and Wade Eaves of Fouke, one grandson, Chad Ward of Texarkana,  four great-grandchildren, Maggie, Nathaniel, Allie, and Stella, two sisters, Inez Smith of Umpire, and May Bell Davis of Kingston, Oklahoma; three brothers, J. O. Parsons of Texarkana, Texas, Seldon Parsons of Umpire, and Gerald Parsons of Fort Smith,  and a number of other close relatives. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p..m. Monday at the Saline Cemetery, Umpire, Arkansas, with Rev. Wallace Edgar officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home, Arkansas. The family  received friends at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday. The family will be at 1004 Hargrove Road, Texarkana, Arkansas.  Memorials may be made to: Trinity Quilters, Trinity Baptist Church, 3115 Trinity Blvd.,Texarkana, Arkansas, 71854.