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 all-volunteer committee was established to assist with the care of Ward Cemetery as funds allow. The volunteers depend upon donations from the local community to carry out their work. The next meeting of the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee has been postponed due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At this time, we are unsure as to when the next meeting will be scheduled. Please check back for updates. If you have questions or need information about the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our CONTACT FORM
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. Please see our POLICY page for more information regarding cemetery regulations.
If you need access through the locked drive-in gates, please contact us IN ADVANCE OF YOUR VISIT to make arrangements for one of our volunteers to meet you to unlock the gates. You may email us at
or use our CONTACT FORM