Janet Carolyn (Zipperer) Phares

Born: Fri., Jul. 13, 1951
Died: Sat., Dec. 28, 2013


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 02, 2014
Location: Liberty United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Jan. 02, 2014
Location: Liberty United Methodist Church

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Janet Carolyn Phares

Janet Carolyn Phares of Greensboro, GA, died on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center at the age of 62.  Born in Birmingham, AL she was the daughter of the late William Paul Zipperer and Carolyn Harriett Mathews Zipperer.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Southwest Texas State in education.  On June 18th 1977 she married Jack Kent Phares in Houston Texas.  Janet taught as an elementary school teacher for over 34 years. Her last teaching position was at Greensboro Elementary School.  Prior to that she taught at McGarity Elementary in Paulding County, GA and Lafayette, LA. Over the years she has changed many lives and been a positive and loving influence to well over 1000 kids.

In 2001 she and Jack moved to the Liberty Community where she enjoyed life on the farm. She was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.  Janet blessed everyone she ever met and loved helping others.  She cherished her family and her granddaughter, and all will be missed greatly. She also enjoyed traveling with family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Jack Phares of Greensboro, GA, she is survived by a son, Glen Kirk Phares and his wife Kathryn of Winston-Salem, NC; a granddaughter, Natalie Carolyn Phares; three brothers, William Zipperer Jr., Frank Zipperer and Eric Zipperer; other relatives and many, many friends.

Janet is well described in the words from Proverbs 31: 25-26 “ She is a woman of strength and dignity, and has no fear of old age. When she speaks, her words are wise, and kindness is the rule for everything that she says.”

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church, 3091 Liberty Church Road, White Plains, GA 30678 with Rev. Tom Compton officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers are Larry Davis, Charlie Kimbrell, Brian Burdette, Darryl Merritt, Jeffrey Merritt and Chuck Adair.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that any memorials be made to Liberty United Methodist Church, c/o Dede Smith, 1691 Bramlett Road, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us atwww.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.


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gwendolyn branch
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
Mrs. Phares was such a joy to work with. She loved her students and always showed them kindness. I will always remember her beautiful smile and words of encouragement.

Mike Saunders
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
I am so sorry to hear this. She was a wonderful teacher and inspiring colleague. It was my privilege to work alongside her at Greensboro Elementary. She was a lovely person and will be missed by those who loved and knew her.

gwendolyn branch
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
Mrs.Phares was a joy to work with at GES. She was always kind to students and coworkers. I will always remember her words encouragement to me at the start of my career as a teacher.

Heather Moon
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
I am very saddened to hear of Janet's passing. She was a very kind and friendly lady. She always seemed happy and offered encouragement and support to others. She will definitely be missed.

Tammy Cawthon
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
Sorry For Your Loss

Linda (Yearwood) Barrington
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Phares taught my granddaughter Danielle Yearwood & on the behalf of her family please know we are lifting you up in prayer.Teachers especially influence us every day & I am so thankful for the loving kind person who gave so much.God Bless!!

Larry Stiles
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
My God be with you in the moment of darkness. With his help your heart will heal.

"Cotton" & Carolyn Myers
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
Jack & Mr. Glen, we were very sorry to hear of the passing of Janet.So many memories; she was one of the kindest people I ever knew.Always a smile,always friendly. A rock solid support for her family...we will never forget her..our prayers will continue as you process this loss..May God make His peace & presence keenly felt during this time..God bless..

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, and in the days ahead.

Kathy and Mike Johnson
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
We loved Janet very much. We liked her from the first time that Jack introduced us to her in the late 70's. She was the lady that stole his heart and held on tightly. Janet was loved by all of us that knew her-always a lovely hostess and fun to be with. A true lady. She will be missed. Jack our prayers are with you and Glenn.

Debbie Dawson
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
Dear Jack and Glen, I am so sorry for your loss of wife and mother, I grieve with you. Janet was such a good person and a great friend, a wonderful example to us all. The memory of her will stay with me forever; while being so frail and weak, stood on your porch and told us that she loved us and we knew she meant it and we loved her. So like Janet to be thinking of others when even when she was so ill. It is meant as a sincere compliment to you Jack that someone as generous, kind and loved by so many was your wife. We will miss her so but may the Lord's promise that we will meet again sustain you now and forever.

Janice Fairburn
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
Janet was such a ray of sunshine, sharing the love of the Lord always on her countenance. She was endowed with a God-given gift for teaching, a servant's heart and love for each child in her class. May the Lord give you strength and hold you in His arms until you see Janet again in heaven.

Susanmarie Harden
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
What a beautiful lady!!!! I mean a beautiful lady!!!! She was such a warm and caring lady, she was so kind and helpful to me. Loved her so much. I could talk to her about anything and she would give such great GODLY advice. Look for seeing her in heaven. Glad she is feeling better now. God bless Jack and family for what all they have gone though.... Know she wil be missed.

Billy Byce
   Posted Mon December 30, 2013
Sorry to hear about your loss.

Sandra Rhodes
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
To the family so sorry for your loss. The promises ,made at "John 5:28,29" & "Revelation 21:3,4" will give you some comfort at this time.for further information go to jw. org.

Gail Wilkes
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Miss Janet will truly be missed. He smiling face was always the first thing you notice and then her sweet, sweet spirit. She has always been a very loving and kind person. Thank you Miss Janet for making our lives a little sweeter. May God walk with your family in the coming days that they may find peace in your loving memories.

Craig and Kathy Woods
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Dear Jack , Glen and family , we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have so many fond memories of your family. Janet was so lovely and I know she will be greatly missed .
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Craig and Kathy

Jari Francis
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
Janet's beautiful smile and positive attitude were a blessing to all of us who knew her. She fought the good fight with dignity! She was a blessing to all of us, especially the fortunate students she tught. Our prayer is that God will bless you with His precious peace in the days to come.

Michael Barfield
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
Mama Phares so much, and reading this guestbook shows how much she meant to so many. Her bright, loving smile will always be burned into my memory when I think of her. Jack and Glen, Erika and I are lifting you up in prayer and truly wish we could be there.

Sandra McCormic Dumas
   Posted Thu January 09, 2014
Jack, I was sorry to hear about your wife. As a classmate and friend, I wanted to express my sympathy and let you know that you and your family will be in my prayers.

Alberta and Quenten Smith
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
It has been almost 2 years since Mrs Janet"s passing. I know its still hard sometime but know she is resting with no more pain. My son and i still talks about her.Myself and my 2 sons attended her service.She was a kind and caring person. they don't make many teachers like her.Her goodness will continue to live on.