Mr. Ward died Monday, July 7, 2014.
Born March 2, 1938, in Banks County, he was the son of the late Broughton Burrell and Bessie Martin Ward. He was also preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Lamb Davis; brother-in-law, Ed Hannas; and nephew, Douglas Dewayne Davis.
Mr. Ward was a member of Fairfield Baptist Church and was a United States Army veteran. He was a retired employee of Standard Telephone Company with 32 years of service. Mr. Ward was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, as well as a true friend to all who knew him. He was an avid inventor and took great pride in making and designing almost anything. Over the years he developed a wonderful ability of telling unusually comical stories about family members that everyone enjoyed listening to.
Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Crete Chambers Ward of Cornelia; son, Timothy Troy Ward of Cornelia; sister and brother-in-law, Laverne and Efford Loudermilk of Cornelia; sister, Glenda Hannas of Cornelia; and grandchildren, Tisha Ward-Matias, Madeline Marie Ward and Nathan Ward.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12-1:30 p.m. today, July 9.
Flowers are accepted or special memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 114, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Ward family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, July 9, 2014