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Obituary for Thomas Ray Harward, Jr.

DURHAM – Thomas Ray Harward, Jr., 67, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at his home in Durham after his battle with cancer. Ray was born and raised in Durham, the son of the late Thomas Harward, Sr. and Polly Tippett Harward.

Mr. Harward was the owner of Harward Real Estate for 35 years. He was a member of the U.S. National Guard. He was an avid fan of the Duke Blue Devils and he loved taking care of his animals.

Mr. Harward is survived by his wife, Anita Ferrell Harward; daughter, Amy Harward; sister-in-law, Teresa Parker (Lee); brother-in-law, Jimmy Ferrell (Sherri); niece, Kelly Brinn (Kevin); nephews, Jeff Ferrell, Drew Ferrell. He loved spending time with his “Bulldog Babies”, great-niece, Payton Brinn, and great-nephew, Landon Brinn.

A funeral service will be held 1pm, Friday, August 4th at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham with Pastor Jack Moody officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11am to 12:50pm at the funeral home, and at other times at the home. Burial will follow the services at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

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Visitation Prior to the Service




11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service




1:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Cemetery Details


Oak Grove Memorial Gardens

3712 Cheek Road
Durham, North Carolina 27704


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