Janet Carolyn (Zipperer) Phares

July 13, 1951 ~ December 28, 2013 (age 62)

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 to sign the online guest register.


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