AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. James Edward Ward, 75, died April 7, 2008, at NHC Healthcare of North Augusta after an extended illness.
A native of Russell County, Va., he was the son of the late Frank and Ines Griffith Ward Phillips. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Spencer and Glen. Mr. Ward lived most of his life in Augusta, working for 20 years at Continental Can Company, eventually retiring after 10 years as a salesman for Augusta Mill Supply. He was a member of Fleming Baptist Church, a member of the Augusta and Thomson Shrine Clubs and a member of the Raysville Boat Club. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include daughter, Mandy Sparks and husband, Dwayne, of Augusta; daughter, Allison Camille Wilson and fiance, Mark Hutto, of North Augusta; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Baird and Mrs. Lockie Finney, both of Hampton, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Cole, Maddie and Sara, all of Augusta, and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Elmcroft of Martinez and NHC Healthcare for their comfort, support and excellent care during his illness.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Greenville, S.C. The family will have a private service in Tennessee.
Thomas L. King funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.