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Irene "Cricket" (Ward) Small

February 7, 1937 ~ March 20, 2022 (age 85)


Tabor City, NC

Alice Irene “Cricket” Ward Small, 85, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2022 in McLeod Loris Hospital. Born February 7, 1937 in Tabor City, she was a daughter of the late Lonzie D. Ward and Doretha Bell (Grainger) Ward.

She is survived by one daughter, Jeanene Tyree of Whiteville; one brother, Elton Ward of Florida; four grandchildren, C.J. (Justin) Watts, Joey (Crystal) Watts, Troy (Tiffany) Nobles, and Jeremy (Grace) Nobles; fourteen great-grandchildren; and Krystal Ward, wife of her grandson, Michael Troy Watts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey Troy Small; one son, Anthony Troy Small; one daughter, Lori Nobles; one grandson, Michael Troy Watts; one great-grandson, Zayn Michael Watts; five brothers; and five sisters.

A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Inman Ward Funeral Home and Crematory, who is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be held later in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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March 24, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Inman Ward Funeral Home
300 East 5th Street
Tabor City, NC 28463

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