Viola Cole Ward, 94, of Fort Smith died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at a local nursing home. She was a homemaker, attended Northside Baptist Church in Fort Smith and widow of Boyd Ward.

She is survived by a daughter, Viola Putman of Van Buren; a son, William Boyd Ward of Fort Smith; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ocker Memorial Chapel with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Albert Selman, Brandon Putman, James Stephens and Dennis Donahou.