Ann Boyd Ward


 Myrtle Beach, SC

Ann Boyd Ward, 85, wife of Tobias G. “Toby” Ward, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

She was born June 7, 1931 in Salisbury, NC a daughter of the late Louis Miller and Ann Rodgers Boyd.

Ann grew up in Salisbury, NC and spent her summers at the family’s home in Myrtle Beach. It was in Myrtle Beach that she met the love of her life, Toby, in June of 1950 at Spivey’s Pavilion, and they were together ever after.

She attended Furman College and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Myrtle Beach. She was a homemaker and loved her family and friends. Her warm smile and peaceful demeanor are already missed.

Survivors including her husband are: one son, Toby Ward, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth of Columbia, SC; one daughter, Tara Howser and husband, Bob of Myrtle Beach, SC; one brother, Fred Daniel Boyd of Salisbury, NC; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, PO Box 1367, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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Judy Winn
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Myrtle Beach, SC
Created On: 11/16/2017 20:52:56

Toby and Tara, I am saddened by the grief you are feeling. Ann was a delight to all who knew her. She always had a positive attitude and a ready smile. She will be missed by many. I will continue to lift you up in prayer that God will give you peace and comfort.

Lois Boyd
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Created On: 11/16/2017 20:47:03

I remember your mom as a bubbly, funny lady. You got your cute spunky way from her.
I'm thinking of you and your family. I would love to see you.
Love, Lolo

Mark and Anna Maria Hobbs
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Columbia, SC
Created On: 11/16/2017 20:46:20

Dear Toby and Elizabeth - so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family and extended families. May her memory be eternal. Anna Maria and Mark

Roger & Pat Bares
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Saluda NC
Created On: 11/16/2017 20:45:24

Loving thoughts to Toby and all of Ann's family. She was a great joy to us and we will always smile to think of her.



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