Tifton Gazette


July 14, 2014

Mary Ellen McCard

ASHBURN — Funeral services for Mary Ellen McCard, 69, of Ashburn will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashburn. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Perry Funeral Chapel. Mrs. McCard passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness.

The daughter of Eddie Lee Sumner and Kathleen Hall Robinson, she was born in Albany. She had lived most of her life in Turner County.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, H. L. (Larry) McCard. She was retired from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. She was a lab tech.

Survivors include her sons, Jonathan (Leah) Cassell of Tifton, Sam (Amanda) McCard of Ashburn, Dusty Lee (Kary) McCard of Cordele; daughters, Teresa (Steve) McCard Thompson of Doerun and Gina (Jay) Russell of Calhoun City, Miss.; sisters Judy (Ray) Kendrick of Ashburn and Helen (Jerry) Gwyn of Mooresville, N. C.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

While flowers will be accepted, for those who wish, please make donations to Hospice of Tiftarea or American Cancer Society. You may sign the online guest book and share special condolences and memories with the family by visiting www.perryfuneralchapel.com. Perry Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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