Jeff "Hair" Franklin Ward

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Visitation
Wooster First Baptist Church
68 Church Circle
Greenbrier, AR  72058
Thursday, March 25, 2021
6pm to 8pm
Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Wooster First Baptist Church
68 Church Circle
Greenbrier, AR  72058
Friday, March 26, 2021
11am
Cemetery
Settlement Cemetery
10272 Hwy 16
Shirley, AR  72153
Jeff "Hair" Franklin Ward

of Greenbrier, AR

June 13, 1959 - March 22, 2021

Jeff "Hair" Franklin Ward, 61, of Greenbrier went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2021. He was born June 13, 1959 at Heber Springs to the late Hubert and Tincy Ward. He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, James Stratton, and one sister-in-law, Deb Ward.

He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Wooster. For many years he has been the Water Superintendent for the city of Greenbrier. When not working, he loved spending time with his family and pursuing hobbies that included hunting, fishing, playing the guitar, and spending time at the family lodge. He was an avid sports fan who followed the Arkansas Razorbacks, St. Louis Cardinals, and Dallas Cowboys. One of his happiest times was coaching Little League baseball for his son's team.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Judith Ward; one son, JW Ward; one daughter, Emily Ward; mother-in-law, Fay Stratton; one brother, Doug Ward; three sisters, Donna Norman (Charles), Jeanie Buice (Bill) and Tracy Ferrell (Mark); three sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Linda Cunningham (Teddy), Elizabeth Ellis (Ira), and Paulette Smith (Danny); and numerous extended family, including nieces, nephews, and cousins. His heart of gold will be greatly missed by all.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Wooster. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26 at First Baptist Church in Wooster with a graveside service following at 2 p.m. at Settlement Cemetery in Shirley.

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69 Condolence(s)
Rachel Hackler-Gillespie
Mt Vernon, AR
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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Prayers for the family. Jeff was a good man and friend. May God give peace and comfort during this time 🙏

Elle n Jeff magie
Perryville, AR
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Saturday, March 27, 2021

We r so sorry for your loss. I know he was a great brother n will be missed by his friends n family

Tim and Lisa Henry
GREENBRIER, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Dear family, we are so sorry for the loss of Jeff. He was such a kind person, and was truly a family man. Prayers for God's comfort and strength in the upcoming days.

Chip Housley
Cherokee Village, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

Jeff Rowlett
Greenbrier, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Your family is in my prayers, may you find peace in each other and in the Lord during this difficult time.

John Clifton
Conway, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Prayers for all of Jeff's family. He was a special person that made the world a better place. Hair, you will be missed by many!

Blake & Sally Lieblong
Greenbrier, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

We was so sad to hear about Jeff and hate that we are out of town and can’t make it to his visitation and funeral. Jeff was such a good friend all thru school and we had a lot of fun times together! He will be greatly missed!! Such a good guy! Much love and friendship ❤️ Classmates of 77
Blake and Sally Lieblong

Janet Trawick
Clinton, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

So sorry to hear about Jeff. I know you all we miss him just know you will see him again one day. Prayers for all that knew him and loved him! May God Bless you all!

Janet Trawick
Clinton, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

So sorry to hear about Jeff. I know you all we miss him just know you will see him again one day. Prayers for all that knew him and loved him! May God Bless you all!

Betty and Bubba Ellis
Osceola, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Judith, JW, and Emily I know your grief must be hard and will last, but find comfort in the fact that Jeff was such a kind man that many others will miss him too. Love to you. Prayers for comfort and peace from our God for you and the rest of his family and all who loved Jeff.

Leta Kirkland
Greenbrier, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

To all of the Ward family, I am so sad to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was always a fun loving guy. I pray that all of you find comfort in knowing that he is in the presence of God. Thoughts and prayers during this time.

Steve & Tanya Gotcher
Vilonia, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Our hearts are broken by the loss of “Hair”. Tanya and I were both fortunate to become friends with the Ward family growing up. “Hair” became a great friend, teammate, and roommate. He was even Tanya’s boss at K&K Oil years ago. We have lots of great memories we will carry with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ward family during this difficult time. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

Mac Kennedy
Quitman, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

LORD comfort and guide.

MarkHartwick
Greenbrier, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Sorry for your lose hell be missed we had many good times together I'll not forget

Carolyn & Ronnie Garett
Greenbrier, AR
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Praying for God's loving touch to comfort you during this time. Loss of a loved one is difficult but we rejoice knowing we will see him again

Debbie silverfield Scheinberg
Dallas, TX
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Judith, So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories of times shared comfort you at this difficult time. Wishing you peace. With Love, Debbie

Cindy Trawick Ellis
Murfreesboro, TN
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Lifting prayers for peace and comfort for Judith, JW, Emily, Donna, Jeanie, Doug and Tracy, and all the other beloved family members and friends he leaves behind. Jeff holds a special place in my heart. He touched so many with his kindness and love.

Rick and Marion Berry
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Words cannot express or change for the loss of loved one! My prayers go out to the family, may God be with you all during this difficult
time! Jeff was very well liked man all of his life! I will always cherish the times I spent with Jeff growing up! RIP my friend Jeff till we meet again some day!

Sherry & Mike DeJarnette
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Our deepest sympathy and prayers for you all. He was a great guy!

Leon and Shelly Carter
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

We are so very sorry for the loss of Jeff, you all are in our prayers. We know he will be greatly missed.

Nancy Purdy
Johns Creek, GA
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

There are no words to express my deepest sympathy on the loss of your sweet brother! Please know you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Doyle Kirkpatrick and Debbie Kirkpatrick
Vilonia, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Prayers for you and family. We met Jeff a few times. Worked with Doug both great guys
Sorry for your loss

Tom Harrington
Vilonia, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all

Joey and Amber Wallace
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Judith, JW, Emily and the Ward family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Jeff cared so much for this town and it's people but he loved his family, friends and his lord. He was a pleasure to work with and he became a cherished friend! Prayers for you now and the days ahead!!

Steve Trawick
Clinton, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

My tears mingle with yours at this great friend and cousin's passing. What a fine man, loving husband, father, brother, friend and dear cousin he was and is. I love you, "Hair"! I'll miss you until we meet again!

Eddie and Joy Kelso
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing but we know he is in heaven with his Savior. Prayers for the friends and family.

Glenda Hall
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Judith and family,
My heart breaks again for you and the loss of Jeff. He and Ronnie had become close friends through their work together and Jeff had always played a role in our family from childhood on. I have no words to make it feel better, but knowing how much he was loved and respected may help.
Glenda and the family of Ronnie Hall

Brenda Ramsey Mize
Vilonia, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Tracy I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s death. Fred and I love your sweet family. Praying God will just wrap you all in his arms and comfort you as only he can. Sending my love to you all.

Babette Baca
East End, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Gary and I are praying for your family. We love you all.

Babette and Gary Baca
🙏🙏

Tonya Hill
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. Jeff is loved by many and will be missed greatly

Belinda Burgess
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

So sorry. Prayers for you all at this time.

Belinda (Belote) Burgess

Shirley Goodnight
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

I am so sad to hear this. Jeff was such a fun loving guy. We had a lot of good times in high school. It is such a tremendous loss to lose such a kind, loving, heart as big as gold man. He will truly be missed by everyone but I know it will create a huge hole in the hearts of his family. Prayers for all of you.

Brian and Amy Drewry
Damascus, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Our family is saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. We have many great memories from being neighbors on East Skyline and all the many ballgames!! Prayers and love to all.

Cathy Goodnight
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

So very sorry to hear this love an prayers for Gods comfort to lead you thru this

Stanley and Michelle Gilmore
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Jeff was a great friend. Sending lots of prayers.

Debbie Brown
Perryville, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Such a huge loss, my heart hurts for you all. Prayers for you all.

Diane Snyder
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Tracy, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for you and the family.
Steve and Diane Snyder

Gordon Gerbholz
Wooster, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

We’re so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Jeff was a great guy, and loved to coach. Our son enjoyed being on his teams. He was always positive and encouraging to the boys. He’ll be missed.

Rick Atkinson
Wooster, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Jeff was a wonderful friend to grow up with. I am very sorry for your loss and ours. A true light has gone dim.

linda Leslie
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

So very sorry to hear about the passing of Jeff! Blake and I have such fond memories of him coaching the boys baseball team. He was always so good with the kids. His sense of humor and his kind heart will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.

Tom & Pam Trawick
Whitesboro, TX
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Jeff. He was a good man & cousin. When we were little I always referred to him as “my sleepy eyed cousin”. He will be missed. We love and are praying for the entire family. RIP Jeff!!
Tom & Pam Trawick

TINA BRYANT
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

My deepest condolences, yall are in our thought and prayers

Liz Blackstock
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Brian & I are sad to hear the news. I know he will be greatly missed. Some our best memories are those days of baseball with JW & Spencer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Brian & Liz Blackstock

Danna Hart
Springfield, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Jeff and Doug would stop by our Convenience Store in Springfield on their way hunting. Always a nice visit. Prayers for peace and comfort for your family.

Rick & Melinda Reynolds
GREENBRIER, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

To the Ward family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff was such a good man. He will be missed.

Sara Barker Goff
Memphis, TN
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Dear friend, Judith, I pray that you, JW , Emily, and the rest of your family find comfort in your memories of Jeff and knowing that we love you very much. Friends forever!

Deena Hartsfield
Greenbrier,
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

My prayers are with you all.
Jeff was such a nice guy & was always so kind & helpful. Rest In Peace.
Deena

Graham Kimbrough
Alpharetta, GA
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Jeff. I am praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

Laurel Pollock Campbell
Sikeston, MO
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Judith and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You all will be in my prayers. I love you all, and pray for peace and comfort.

David and Leala Cain
Greenbrier, AR
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Sorry for your loss, Jeff was a rock throughout the community and will be sorely missed.

Donna & James Berry
Conway, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

I'm so sorry on hearing the passing of Jeff. He was a good person, loved by many and one that loved his family & community. May God wrap His Comforting Arms around His precious family and just know you are being prayed for by many! Jeff will definitely be missed.

Kathy Lorince
Stuttgart, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Judith,
So very sorry to hear of your husband's death.. prayers for you and your family

Love to you.
Kathy

Randy P. Nicholson
Damascus, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

My prayers go out to your family for your loss!! He was a good man. He cared about his customers and his fellow water operators!! He will be missed!!!

Tony & Ginger Russell
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Our prayers are with you all.

John ward
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

so sorry for the family's loss of Jeff. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Matthew Lybarger
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

My condolences go out to the family. A kind friend of ours.

Gina Butler Barton
Springdale, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

My dear friend Judith... I am so so sorry for your loss. May you, JW, Emily and all the family find comfort during this difficult time. Love you friend! RIP Jeff! You may be gone but never forgotten. 🙏

Robert & Kim Dean
Conway, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

We have so many wonderful memories of Hair. From the many nights of playing pitch to the fun times of playing music with Southern Rain. Hair never met a stranger and he had a big personality. Hair was loved by many. Our prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

CLARETTA WALKER
Conway, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Your family is in my prayers! Jeff was one of a kind, big hearted, always cheerful and such a great guy! To know him was to have a friend.

Jerry and Janis Robbins
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

We are so sorry for your sadness and loss. Jeff was always very friendly, always took time to talk with you. So sorry we didn’t know he was sick; but sickness is not anymore. He will be greatly missed, and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jerel & Kathleen Brown
Shirley, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Have many fond memories of growing up with the Ward families in Shirley. We always looked forward to visiting with Jeff at the Wagon Wheel at lunch time.
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rocky & Debra Harvey
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

So sorry for your family’s loss, Jeff was a great friend and loved by all that knew him. Prayers for his family during this very difficult and sad time.

Ross and Sharon Burgess
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Sharon and I offer our prayers for the family. We love you all, and we loved Jeff dearly.
Each time I saw him it was a CELEBRATION and we are going to miss those times now.
His absence will be greatly felt because he was a great man.
Now he is a redeemed saint in the presence of God. That is a NEW celebration.

James Atkinson
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.
Blessings!
Jim & Linda Atkinson

Mike and Teresa McNew
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Jeff was a wonderful man with such a huge heart. I will never forget the comfort he provided to Jim and Donna Trammell when he responded to calls for Dad during his illness. It meant so much to all of us and is a shining example of his giving spirit and love for others. May the Lord wrap His peace and comfort around you and your family during this time.

Mike and Teresa McNew
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Praying for this sweet family. This Community will never be the same without Hair in it.

Tim and Sheila Kirkland
Iva, SC
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

You and your family are in my thoughts as you grieve this loss. Your in my prayers

Jennifer McCune
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Praying for all of you. Jeff will be greatly missed.

Joe and Brenda Ball
Greenbrier, AR
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Our prayers are with you.