About Ward Cemetery
The precise details surrounding the establishment of Ward Cemetery are lost to time, but at some point during the very early years of the community's existence, a plot of land was set aside to serve as a cemetery.
Information for Researchers
PLEASE NOTE WARD CEMETERY HAS NO OFFICE ON SITE
If you need to locate a grave or need additional information or assistance, please contact
us BEFORE your visit. Ward Cemetery has no office on site and is cared for by
volunteers who may not be immediately available to assist you at the time of your visit.
PLEASE SEND ALL MAIL TO OUR MAILING ADDRESS
c/o Sherry Smith
3012 Dorsey Drive
Belle WV 25015
WELCOME TO WARD CEMETERY
After many years of loving care and dedication by caretakers such as Charles and Patsy Tucker and Lee Roy and Helen Smith and others, Ward Cemetery still continues to be maintained thanks to the work of caretaker Sherry Smith assisted by the volunteer members of the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee. Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee, Inc. is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and is licensed to conduct business in the state of West Virginia. The Committee was established to assist with the care of Ward Cemetery, and the volunteers depend on donations from the local community to aid in their work. Please click on the link to the ADVISORY page for more information. The next meeting of the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, has been postponed due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At this time, we are unsure as to when the meeting will be rescheduled. Please check back for updates. If you have questions or need information about the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee, please contact members John or Wilma Kidd at (304) 727-5695 or you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ward Cemetery visiting hours are daily from dawn until dusk. Ward Cemetery has no paid staff and no office on site. The smaller cemetery gates are always unlocked for visitors. However, due to past problems with theft, vandalism, and damage caused by off-road vehicles, the larger double gates will remain locked for the protection of the cemetery. If you need access through the locked double gates, please contact cemetery volunteers John Kidd or Wilma Kidd at 304-727-5695 or Wanda Bass at 304-595-1245 to make arrangements for someone to unlock the gates IN ADVANCE of your visit. See our POLICY page for more information regarding our cemetery guidelines.