JEFFERSON - Rev. George Franklin Ward, 84, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014.
Mr. Ward was born in Randolph County, Ala., the , son to the late Ulys L. and Annie Bunn Ward. He owned Ward’s Service Station in Jefferson and was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Hoschton. Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his wife, Gertie Mae Kiley Ward; son, Roger Dale Ward; grandchild, Christopher Ward; two brothers, William and James Ward; and three sisters, Gladys Harris, Zeffie Hall, and Alice Gabriel.
Survivors include children, Joel (Nancy) Ward, Lawrenceville, Brenda (Mike) Chapman, Braselton, Janice ( Jim ) Brown, Comer, Kenneth (Jennifer) Ward Lawrenceville, James (Kym) Ward, Loganville, John (Krista) Ward, Savannah, and Mitchell (Marcella) Ward, Riverdale, Fla.; sisters, Elizabeth Scott and Shirley Bramblett, both of Winder; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 6, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Louis Gaddis officiating. The burial will follow in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Hoschton with Michael Perdue, Travis Wofford, Jason Ward, Phillip Thomas, John Clark, and Shawn Wallhausen honored as pallbearers. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
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