Mr. Charles Ray “Charlie” Ward, age 78, of Rocky Face, GA, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Cherokee Health and Rehab.
Mr. Ward was born April 14, 1942, in Dierks, Arkansas, son of the late Clifford LeAndre and Dora Lavelle Worley Ward. He was Baptist by faith, and prior to his retirement, owned and operated Charles Ward Logging Company. In addition to his parents, Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Rosalyn Ward; brother, Ernest Lee Ward; sister, Patricia Kelly; and a grandson, Scott Ward.
Survivors include his wife, Dianne Ward; sons, Dawayne Ward and Casey McClure; daughters, Lavelle Shaw, Margaret Ward, LeAnn Butler, and Mindy Neighbors; brothers, Clyde Ward, Thomas Ward, Clifton Ward, Earl Ward, and James Ward; sisters, Louise George and Linda Hulsey; grandchildren, Gina Ward, Lee Ward, Desaray Ward, Ashley Trammell, Justin Ward, Kelsy Anderson, Nathan Ward, Clayton McClure, Cayden McClure, Mackenzie McClure, Joni Richardson, David Shaw, Johnny Shaw, Edward Tudor, Cody Cotner, Megan Chastain, Tyler Chastain, Tucker Chastain, Zachary Neighbors, Adam Neighbors, and Lexi Neighbors; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Due to the current health concerns for our community, visitation and funeral services for Mr. Ward will be held privately for the immediate family only. Interment will also be held privately at Fisher’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Ray Teems will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Cody Cotner, Danny Cotner, Seth Atkins, Jason Teems, Andy Hughes, Dewayne Richardson, and Christopher Atkins.
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