Steve Jarrard

Born: Wed., Mar. 19, 1919
Died: Mon., Apr. 26, 2010

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Steve Jarrard, age 91, of Siloam, Georgia, died Monday, April 26, 2010 at Saint Joseph''s At East Georgia in Greensboro. He was affectionately known to his friends and loved ones as "Lightnin". Born in Valley Town, North Carolina on March 19, 1919, he was the son of the late James Benjamin Jarrard and Ethel Woods Jarrard. In 1920 the family moved to Lumpkin County, where Steve grew up and attended Lumpkin County Schools. In 1936 he moved to Greene County and worked with Rhodes Lumber Company. He married the former Elizabeth Carolyn Arthur from Oglethorpe County on June 22, 1944. In March of 1956, he opened Jarrard''s Grocery and in 1973 moved to the current location and added a gas station and used car lot. Even after retirement, he continued to work with his sons at the store and in the used car business. He was a member of Siloam Baptist Church.

Steve was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Arthur Jarrard in December of 2005. He is survived by two sons, Thurmond Willis Jarrard and wife Linda of Siloam, GA and William Steve "Tic" Jarrard of Siloam, GA; four grandchildren, Jamie Jarrard and wife Christie, Lynn Marchman and husband Billy "Boot" Marchman Jr., Mathew Jarrard and fiance'' Crystal Staples and Zack Jarrard and wife Jennifer; six great grandchildren, Autumn Jarrard, Summer Jarrard, Phoenix Jarrard, Olivia Jarrard, Allie Marchman and Abby Marchman; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roscoe Thurmond Jarrard in 2009 and Walter Willis Jarrard who was killed in Germany during WWII.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Siloam Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Usry and Rev. James Bowen officiating. Interment will follow at the Siloam Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Reggie Jarrard, Mike Jarrard, Billy "Boot" Marchman Jr., Keith James, Larry Eley and Edward Clements. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Siloam Baptist Church, P. O. Box 133, Siloam, GA 30665. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Wanda McCannon
   Posted Mon April 26, 2010
You all are in my thoughts and my prayers. May God be with each of you!

Cathy Duvall Smith
   Posted Tue April 27, 2010
The family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless each of you.

LINDA STEHENS
   Posted Tue April 27, 2010
Dear Thurmond and Billy: My deepest sympathy to you and your families in the passing of your dear Dad. You boys were his whole life and he was so proud of you. I have fond memories of our "car dealing days" together. We became close friends and thru him I met your Mother who also became a dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Linda Stephens

Lynn Kitchens
   Posted Tue April 27, 2010
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jewell & Daniel Bryan
   Posted Tue April 27, 2010
Our deepest sympathy.

Teressa "Tee" Gentry
   Posted Tue April 27, 2010
I am very sorry for your loss and thinking of you all. Tee

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Tue April 27, 2010
So sorry to hear of your loss. Robert & Annette Dowdy

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Tue April 27, 2010
Thurmond, Linda, & Billy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss. Lightin, was a unique , funny person. We thought allot of him. He lived a long good life, and you two boys were his pride & job. Cherish your memories!God Bless each of you.

Mike and Betty Watts
   Posted Tue April 27, 2010
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Betty

Tina Marie Conley Grall
   Posted Tue April 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. Sincerely, Tina M. Grall

Lynn Jarrard
   Posted Wed April 28, 2010
I love you, PaPa!!! Big Lynn

Betty O"Neal Jordan
   Posted Wed April 28, 2010
With Deepest Sympathy

Fay O"Neal Knight
   Posted Wed April 28, 2010
With Deepest Sympathy

Joe O"Neal
   Posted Wed April 28, 2010
With Deepest Sympathy

Bobby Joe Taylor & family
   Posted Wed April 28, 2010
So sorry to hear of your families loss. You all will be in our prayers.

Carolyn Bryan Taylor
   Posted Wed April 28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with Steve's family. So sorry for your loss. (Cousin) Carolyn Taylor Warner Robins, GA

Andy and Alice Moore
   Posted Thu April 29, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.