Frances Elaine Ward
Frances Elaine Ward
  • January 31, 1932 - May 16, 2017
  • Jackson, Tennessee

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Elaine Jones Ward, age 85 of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Elaine was born on January 31, 1932 in Jackson, TN to the late J.B. and Freddie Mae Hilliard Jones. She was a graduate of Jackson High School and attended University of Tennessee at Knoxville and was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority. She married her childhood sweetheart, Jimmy Ward on August 28, 1953 and they were married 63 years.
A true southern lady, she was a social person at heart. Elaine was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Jackson. She loved to play bridge and loved to dance. She was a big Clemson football fan where her sweetheart, Jimmy, played football. She was also a member of the Marianna Ashby Children's Fund.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters Jane Murray, Kitty Clemmons, and Pat Rieser.
Elaine is survived by her loving husband, Jimmy Ward of Jackson; son, Jim Ward (Betty) of Oneonta, AL; her great granddaughter, Anna Daniel (Chase) of Atlanta, GA; a brother in law, Jerry Ward (Mona) of Jackson, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Hollywood Cemetery with Rev. Dan Camp officiating. Interment followed in Hollywood Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were John Ward, Tim Thomas, Steve Thomas, Buster Ferguson, Jimbo Clemmons and Jerry Yount.
Honorary pallbearers were Billy Clemmons, Roger Murray, Waring Hazlehurst, Harold Johnson, and Kippy Miller.
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