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James Edward Ward, Sr.

November 8, 1931 — January 8, 2021

Mr. James Edward Ward, Sr. also known as“Big Ed”, age 89, of Rockmart, GA passed away Friday, January 8, 2021.

He was born in Cedartown, GA on November 8, 1931, a son of the late Ernest “Ebb” Ward and the late Lois Alexander Ward. Ed was a lifelong resident of Polk County. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army National Guard and a member of Brown-Wright Post #12 American Legion Honor Guard. Ed enjoyed fishing and making his daily calls to the trading post. He had a great love for his family and also loved his dogs. He was a member of Springdale Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Ruth Ward; three brothers: Fred, Emmit, and Howard Ward; and sister, Betty Carnes.

Survivors include his son, James Edward Ward, Jr. and his wife, Caroline, Rockmart; four grandchildren: James Edward (Jamie) Ward III, Kathlean Forsyth and her husband James Matthew, Victoria Carroll, and Emily Carroll; three great-grandchildren: Alexis Forsyth, James Daniel Forsyth, and Bristol Peyton Forsyth; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside funeral and interment services will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm in Polk Memory Gardens with Rev. Steve Arrington officiating. Brown-Wright Post #12 American Legion Honor Guard will provide military graveside rites.

Pallbearers will include: James Matthew (Matt) Forsyth, James Edward (Jamie) Ward, III, Kathlean Forsyth, Luke Ingle, Bobby Waldrop, Kelvin Ingle, and Todd Edwards.

The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm at the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home.

Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. James Edward Ward, Sr.

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