STATESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Jack Adron Ansley, 83, died Tuesday evening, January 31, 2006, at his residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.
The McDuffie County native lived in Bulloch County until 1972, then moved to Colonel's Island until he returned to Statesboro in 1996. Mr. Ansley was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II and the South Pacific. He retired from the Fort Stewart Civil Service as a mechanic after many years of service and was a farmer. Mr. Ansley organized the Colonel's Island Volunteer Fire Department and served as chief for 25 years. He was a member of the Midway United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his son, Terry A. Ansley.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Arnie Ruth Snipes Ansley of Statesboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Niki Scott Fields and Larry Fields of Portal and Lona and Ed McCall of Lawrenceville; a daughter-in-law, Mabel E. Ansley of Brooklet; a sister, Alma Lee Stone of Sumter, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Michael Ansley of Brooklet, Melissa Ansley Deloach of Richmond Hill, Ros Scott of Monroe, Chris Scott of Brooklet, Shane Scott of Statesboro and Lauren and Lindsey McCall, both of Atlanta; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside service and burial were held Friday, Feb. 3 at Bulloch Memorial Gardens with Rev. Bob Conley officiating.
Pallbearers were Ros Scott, Chris Scott, Shane Scott, Michael Ansley, Jack Malcom Jr. and Melvin Ansley. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Liberty County Lions Club.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459 or the donor's local chapter of the Lions Club.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro was in charge of arrangements.