Roscoe Thurmond Jarrard

Born: Mon., Jan. 16, 1922
Died: Sun., Jun. 7, 2009

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Roscoe Thurmond Jarrard, age 87, of Siloam, Georgia, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Northside Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, GA. Born in Lumpkin County on January 16, 1922, he was the son of the late James Benjamin Jarrard and Ethel Woods Jarrard. He lived in Gainesville as a kid and attended Lumpkin County School. After moving to Siloam, he was foreman of C. L. Rhodes Planing Mill. Then he served his country in the United States Navy from 1943 until his discharge in 1946. During his service in the Navy he was aboard the USS Ticonderoga Air Craft Carrier. His unit was attached to the 1st Marine Division that invaded Okinawa during World War II. In 1948 he married the former Dottie Louise Copelan. Roscoe ran a service station in Siloam and in 1963 moved it to Greensboro. He was a member of Siloam Methodist Church and later Fork Chapel United Methodist Church in Greshamville.

In addition to his wife, Dottie Louise Copelan Jarrard, he is survived by three sons, James Reginald "Reggie" Jarrard and wife Debbie of Greensboro, GA, Gary Michael "Mike" Jarrard and wife Vonn of Greensboro, GA and Rodney Thurmond Jarrard and wife Wendy of Cumming, GA; a brother, Steve Jarrard of Siloam, GA; grandchildren, Jenny Jarrard, Colby Jarrard Sims and husband B. J., Jack Jarrard, Austin Jarrard, Michelle Jarrard, Shannon Jarrard McGaughey and husband Sam, Starr Jarrard, John Jarrard and Sam Jarrard; two great grandchildren, McKenzie Sims and Alli McGaughey; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Willis Jarrard who was killed in Germany during World War II.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fork Chapel United Methodist Church in Greshamville with Rev. Wayne Usry and Rev. Bob Murphy officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Greensboro City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Thurmond Jarrard, Billy Jarrard, Johnny Lewis, Allen Bryan, Jimmy Walker, Bobby Dolvin, Lynn Dolvin and Jimmy Finch. Honorary pallbearers are George Copelan, Wynn Copelan, Jackie Copelan, Danny Duvall, Tim Duvall, Smitty Phelps, Robby Thomas, Jamie Jarrard, Matthew Jarrard and Zack Jarrard. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Dale Temple
   Posted Tue June 09, 2009
Mr. Roscoe will always be remembered as a part of my childhood, growing up in Siloam. He always spoke kind words with a smile and a twinkle in his eye.

Louise Cason Bentley
   Posted Tue June 09, 2009
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Jarrard was always one of my favorite people!

Lester Bryan
   Posted Tue June 09, 2009
So sorry to hear this sad news. Roscoe was a fine man and a good cousin.

Dolores Hardy
   Posted Tue June 09, 2009
I am very sorry to hear about Mr. Roscoe. He was a terrific guy who never met a stranger. He was kind, and he was so nice to Dan and me as well as my Mom. Dan really enjoyed stopping by to talk to him when Mr. Roscoe ran his service station in Greensboro. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Tue June 09, 2009
so sorry about your loss sara dreyer bertha turner

Judy Channell Miller
   Posted Tue June 09, 2009
So sorry to hear about your loss...thinking of you.

mary Louise Dreyer McRay
   Posted Wed June 10, 2009
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Roscoe. I remember him quite well growing up and Dottie, you working with mother for many years. My sympathy and prayers to you and your family.

Barbara Overton
   Posted Wed June 10, 2009
With deepest sympathies

Janet & George Stapleton
   Posted Wed June 10, 2009
So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a wonderful person. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Wed June 10, 2009
You are in our thoughts and prayers

Tammy Simons Underwood
   Posted Wed June 10, 2009
Thinking of you all at this time. In Sympathy, Tammy, Tommy, Trey, Tanner and Tal

Trey Rhodes
   Posted Wed June 10, 2009
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need..Trey and Summer Rhodes

Carolyn Bryan Taylor
   Posted Wed June 10, 2009
Dottie & Family, I was so sorry to read of Roscoe's death. He was a dear cousin and I remember so well how you had a good home for Aunt Ethel all those years and I thank you. Sorry I could not make it to the visitation or funeral but my thoughts and prayers were with you all. Take care.

Reid Callaway & Family
   Posted Wed June 10, 2009
Mrs. Dot and Family our prayers are with and for you in this time of loss. Roscoe was quit a man among men. I never remember him without a smile and a kind word. You can be very proud of his military service to his country. He was always laughing and joking around about something. He loved his family, his country and his customers with an example we could all learn from. Love is the key to happiness and he loved much.... We saw just a glimpse of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in a man named Roscoe.

Cathy & Greg Murphy
   Posted Wed June 10, 2009
We are so sorry to hear about Roscoe.Our prayers are with you all.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Wed June 10, 2009
Ms. Dottie and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and the weeks to come.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Wed June 10, 2009
Mr. Roscoe looked so peaceful in that beautiful Navy casket and his pain is gone. That man always had a friendly smile when I'd see him around town and I know he's in heaven shaking everyone hand and greeting them with a friendly and warm smile. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Wed June 10, 2009
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Percy and June Meeks
   Posted Thu June 11, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

T & Jeff Levi
   Posted Thu June 11, 2009
Reggie, Debbie, and Family, We are sincerely sorry for your loss and wish we could have been by your side for this difficult time. We send all of our love and prayers all the way from New Jersey!!! We love you & miss you very much! Theresa & Jeff Levi

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Fri June 12, 2009
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.

Dink & Sandra Dominy
   Posted Tue July 21, 2009
Reggie, Mike & family, Our deepest sympathy to you during this difficult time.