Mattie Hope Loflin Ward

Published 11:06 am Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mattie Hope Loflin Ward, 100, of the Pino community, died on Aug. 12, 2015 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

She was born Nov. 8, 1914 in the Courtney/Turner’s Creek Church community of Yadkin County to the late Vallie Reavis and Lindsey Joe Loflin. She attended Harvel School and Courtney High School.On Sept. 17, 1943, she married John Gaither Ward of the Pino community in Davie County. In May of 1947, after John Gaither returned from World War II, they purchased a farm in Pino and began their life’s work of dairy farming. She enjoyed raising turkeys, and K&W Cafeteria in Winston-Salem was one of her customers.Along with working alongside her husband on the farm, she held public jobs at Western Electric and Royal Cake Co.. Later, she acquired her cosmetology license and operated Mattie’s Hairstyling in Farmington.She loved gardening, tending her flowers, sewing, crocheting, reading, spending time with family, and especially playing the piano for family. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Pino.

She was also preceded in death by her husband; and 5 siblings, Ottie Sprinkle, Hugh Loflin, Dora Loflin, Vickie Hollar and Lucille Sehnke.

Surviving: her daughter and son-in-law, Madelyn and Jesse M. Gentry Jr. of Pino; 2 granddaughters and their husbands, Christie and Rhan Gardner of Charlotte and Andrea and Andrew Brock and 2 great-granddaughters, Scarlett and Stella Brock, all of Mocksville.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Arnold Gosnell officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: Wesley Chapel UMC, c/o Betty West, 3532 NC 801 N, Mocksville; or Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.