Mr. Bob Cospy Ward — 1933-2019

Published 10:19 pm Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Mr. Bob Cospy Ward, 86, of Five Points, died on Oct. 21 in McDonough, Georgia. Funeral services will be held at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Five Points on Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. CDT with the Rev. Lonnie B. Houston officiating. Interment will be in Fort Mitchell National Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. The remains will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. CDT until the funeral hour. Visitation with the family will be at Vines Funeral Home on Oct. 24 from noon until 2 p.m. CDT.

Mr. Ward was born to the late Tom Ward and Clemmie Cospy Lathem on May 6, 1933, in Chambers County. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1953 where he dedicated more than 20 years of service on various naval vessels. After his Naval retirement and graduation from Southern Union State College, he opened Ward’s Machine and Welding Shop in Five Points. Mr. Ward operated his shop for more than 30 years. He also was a long-standing member of Macedonia Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Five Points, where he gave his time unselfishly as a Sunday School Teacher, Church Treasurer, Head of the Deacon Board and Handyman (fixing what needed repairing in the church). Mr. Ward is preceded in death his wife of 54 years, Selena M. Ward.

Mr. Ward is survived by four children, Lesise Middleton, of Hampton, Georgia, Wayne (Geraldine) Ward, of Five Points, Kathy (Elliott) Velez, of McDonough, Georgia and Norma (Frankie) Hicks, of Stockbridge, Georgia; one sister, Addie Lemeral (Billie) Garner, of Maryland; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a host of nieces; nephews; relatives and friends.

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Vines Funeral Home, Inc. in LaFayette is handling the arrangements.