Rev. Ernest "Skip" P. Ward II, of Huntington, W.Va., and a former resident of Payson, died March 4, 2005 in St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va., following a long illness.
Survivors include his wife Harriett Bays Ward of Huntington, W.Va.; mother, Anita Ward; sisters, Paula Risher and Linda Queiruga of Arizona; brother, Marty Ward of Arizona; stepdaughters, Tracey of Pennsylvania, Jennifer of Lavalette, W.Va. and Danielle of South Carolina; special friends, Rev. and Mrs. Cliff Eastham; and members of his church family, whom he served as an associate pastor.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest, and sister, Nancy Tufte.
A memorial service was held March 6 at the Power of Faith Church in Huntington, W.Va.
A second memorial service will be held in Payson at a later date.