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Janice "Jan" Arleen Ward

April 15, 1947 June 3, 2016
Janice "Jan" Arleen Ward
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Obituary for Janice "Jan" Arleen Ward

Janice Arleen “Jan” Ward, age 69, of Americus, died at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center Friday, June 3, 2016. A native of Valdosta, she was born April 15, 1947, the daughter of the late Riley and Ruth Taylor. Jan was of the Baptist faith, a retired bookkeeper and Co-Publisher of the Americus Shopper alongside her husband Joel. She was a mother and best friend who loved working with flowers in her yard, horses, birds, nature and her home. Jan was an avid bowler and the only female to bowl a perfect game in the history of Albany, GA.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rick Smith and a nephew, Clint Cooper officiating. Burial will follow at 4:00 PM at the Douglas City Cemetery in Douglas, GA. Pallbearers include Lee Cooper, Devin Kahle, Brandon Kahle, Ray Cooper, Ferrell Smith and Semaj Ward. The family will receive friends Monday, June 6, 2016 one hour prior to the service from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Georgia Sheriff’s Boy’s Ranch, 5671 Ga. Hwy 122 E, Hahira, GA. 31632 or to Sumter Humane Society, 108 Industrial Blvd., Americus, Ga. 31719.
Survivors include her husband of over 50 years, Joel Ward of Americus; a daughter, Cynthia (Cindy) Ann Kahle of Sallisaw OK.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Fran and Ray Cooper of Montrose, GA., Shirley and Jim Ramage of Yulee, FL.; a brother and sister-in-law, Herman and Melissa Taylor of Westminster, SC.; two grandchildren, Brandon Kahle of Americus and Devin Kahle of Sallisaw, OK and many nieces and nephews.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

6

Jun

10:00 AM 6/6/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/6/2016 11:00:00 AM
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel

142 Southland Road
Americus, GA 31709

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel
142 Southland Road Americus 31709 GA
United States

Service

Monday

6

Jun

11:00 AM 6/6/2016 11:00:00 AM
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel

142 Southland Road
Americus, GA 31709

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel
142 Southland Road Americus 31709 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Douglas City Cemetery Final Resting Place

1622 N. Gaskin Ave
Douglas, GA 31533

1622 N. Gaskin Ave Douglas 31533 GA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Georgia Sherriff's Boy's Ranch

5671 Ga. Hwy 122 E
Hahira, GA 31632

Sumter Humane Society

108 Industrial Blvd.
Americus, GA 31709
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