Elliott E Ward

Elliott E Ward, 89 of Alabaster AL, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022.  He was born July the 8th, 1933 in Benton County Mississippi to Guy and Effie Ward.

He is survived by his sons Michael (Vickie) Ward of Alabaster, and Steven (Denise) Ward of Northport, and daughter Anita (Wes) Edwards of Calera.  Grandsons, Thomas, Jeffrey and Justin (Samantha)Ward .  Granddaughters, Elizabeth, Caroline, Kristina, Stefania Ward, Shelby Edwards, and Grace (Greg) Hernandez.  Seven great grandchildren, and daughters-in-law, Genice (Tim) and Melinda (Dan) Ward.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father Guy and Effie Ward of Ashland, MS.  His wife Norma Jean Ward who was the love of his life in 62 years of marriage.  His sons, Daniel Fletcher Ward, and Major Timothy Guyton Ward (US Army), and granddaughter Rachel Ward.

After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the service and served in the Air Force during the Korean War.  After service he began work with McKinney Butcher Supply in Memphis, TN.  It was here that he met Norma Jean who he later married and had four sons.  They then moved to the Nashville area where Anita was born.  He then moved the family to the Alabaster area where he founded Southeastern Butcher Supplies.  During his life he was an ordained Deacon, 32-degree Mason, and worked with the Gideons.  During his life his pastime and hobby was woodworking.

A visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Charter Funeral Home in Calera, AL. He will lie in state Wednesday, Nov. 23rd from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Siluria Baptist, with a funeral service to follow.  Burial will be in Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL.  Pastor Mike Brooks will be officiating.

Charter Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ward family during their time of bereavement. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.charterfuneral.com.

The family wishes in lieu of flowers all donations are made to Siluria Baptist Church.


  1. Rob Kovacik on November 22, 2022 at 2:10 am

    I used to talk on the phone to Elliot, at Southeastern Butcher just like I talked to Mike after Elliot retired. Elliot knew how to treat his customers. He also knew how to solve problems.
    I remember the time he had to get a patty machine running for his customer, but couldn’t wait
    for the part to come from the factory. He ended up using a spring off of an old screen door so the customer could make patties that day!
    Genuine old-school people like Elliot will be greatly missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family

  2. Michael Brooks on November 22, 2022 at 3:13 am

    What a legacy this wonderful man left. Faithful as husband, father, grandfather, Christian, deacon and patriot.

  3. James & Kelley Dean on November 22, 2022 at 11:49 am

    May God Bless Mr. Ward and The Ward Family. Our hearts are with you.

    James and Kelley Dean