Friday, October 4, 1940 - Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Mr. Ervin Isiah (Zay) Ward of Dothan passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at his home. He was 73.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 26, in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home with his sons-in-law, Rev. David Grier officiating and Scott Long delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow at New Hope Assembly of God Church Cemetery in Graceville, FL with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hodgesville VFD, 5245 Hodgesville Road, Dothan, AL 36301.
Mr. Ward was born October 4, 1940 in Hartford to the late James Ervin Ward and Sybil Miller Strickland. Ervin was a member of the Civitan, having served as AL Civitan Governor. He enjoyed antiques and was a member of Mount Enon Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents his step-mother, Alma Hunter and three brothers: Lex Strickland, Rex Strickland and James Earl Kirkland all preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Syretha Condrey Ward, Dothan; daughter, Susan Long, her husband, Scott and their children Ashley, Victoria, Scarlett and Melanie all of Maylene, AL; daughter, Daphne Grier, her husband David and their children Abigial and Faith Grier all of Dothan; a very special niece, Rachelle Hines and her son Jacob; siblings: Stevie Ward (Carol), Geneva, Winford Strickland (Lucille), Geneva, Angus Strickland (Ginger), Geneva, Walter Strickland, Geneva, Vernon Strickland, Dothan, Barbara Erb, Dothan, Marilyn Taylor, Atlanta, GA, Mary Farmer, Hartford and Loyce Savelle, Headland; sister-in-law, Helen Strickland, Tallahassee, FL, several nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.