Mt. Vernon Register-News


May 13, 2014

Longtime carrier dies

MT. VERNON —Long-time Mt. Vernon Register-News carrier Roy Ward passed away Saturday in McLeansboro.

“He was one of our best carriers for many years,” said Publisher Bob Dennis. “He had a strong work ethic and cared about the subscribers on his routes.”

Over his many years delivering the paper, Ward worked on six different routes, including two city routes, according to Circulation Manager Jimmy Bass.

“He worked on even more routes than that, because when we had a route that we needed to get filled, he would sub on the routes so subscribers wouldn’t miss their paper,” Bass said. “He was always good about stepping up and helping when routes were down in addition to completing his own route.”

Ward, 61, was a resident of Bonnie. He was one of about 20 independent delivery drivers for the Register-News.

Full obituary information on Ward is in today’s edition on Page 2A.

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