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Wayne Thomas Ward

December 4, 1956 — June 1, 2023

Wayne Thomas Ward

Wayne Thomas Ward aka Hy-Top of South Boston, VA passed away June 1, 2023.  He was born in Lynchburg, VA to the late Thomas Clinton Ward and the late Lillie Mae Smith Ward on December 4, 1956 and was 66 years of age.  He was married to Sandi Mauldin Hammock who survives.


He attended the Worship Center.  Wayne loved riding his motorcycle, watching Family Feud, wrestling, and his trucking.  His passing will leave a void, but his memory will live on in our hearts.


Wayne Thomas Ward is survived by:

His Wife 

Sandi M. Hammock of South Boston

His Children

Stephanie Lynnette Ward of Lynchburg

Josh Wayne Ward of Richmond


Chyna V.M. Ward of Madison Heights

Great Granddaughter

Harmoni Lii Tanner of Madison Heights

His Other Daughter

Christie Pool and husband Mitch of Virgilina

Other Grandchildren

Tyler and Aaron Noblin of South Boston

His Sister

Nancy Stevens of South Boston
Special Niece

Rhonda Ward Colinger

Good friends

Mike Collins (Brother from another Mother)

Woodrow Milam (Best Trucker Buddy)

Howard Landrum (Party Buddy)

Beloved Dogs

Maggie Mae, Playboy, and Grand dog Sarah Grace


***Preceded in death by***

His Brother

Gene Ward


A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at his home with Mike Ferrell and Pastor Samantha Whitlow officiating.


A celebration of his life will follow the service.


For memorials, please consider Lung Cancer Research,


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Powell Funeral Home


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