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Final rites for Helen Ward are Sunday

Services for Helen Thomas Ward, 82, are at 4:30 p. m., Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home.  Dr. Joe Allen and Rev. Chris Allen will officiate with interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.  Mrs. Ward passed away at Pinewood Nursing Center on Friday, April 30, 2010.   
Active pallbearers will be Lofley Hinson, Glen Ponder, Tommy Voyles, George Thomas, Jeff White, Ray Barrett and Donnie Griner.   
Mrs. Ward was born on May 12, 1927, in Adel, Georgia to the late Jesse Thomas and Bessie Mae Daniel Thomas.  She was a retired bookkeeper with the Forsyth-Ward Insurance Company.  Mrs. Ward was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cairo.  
Survivors include: her husband, Joe Clarke Ward of Cairo, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Wendle and Sharon Ward of Half Moon Bay, CA, Joseph Robert Ward of Cairo, GA, James William Ward of Cairo, GA, Robin Bruce and Brandie Ward of Whigham, GA; grandchildren, Nicholas Joseph Ward of Whigham, GA, David Franklin Tinsley, III of Whigham, GA, Kaylin Amber Tinsley of Whigham, GA, Savannah Lee Ward of Whigham, GA; and sister-in-law, Bette Ward Chism, of Auburn, AL.
Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her parents and eight brothers and sisters.  
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 1, 2010. 

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