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Shirley Brown Ward

Obituary Date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Mrs. Shirley Brown Ward, age 72, of Murrayville, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022. She was born on April 18, 1950, in Lumpkin County to the late Sam Brown and the late Dorothy Abercrombie Brown. Shirley will forever be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She enjoyed growing flowers, settling down with a good book, and cooking huge spreads of food to feed her beloved family. Shirley never followed recipes. When her girls would ask for advice on measuring ingredients, Shirley would often answer with "when you know, you know" or "add just enough." Somehow, she always knew the perfect amount of ingredients when creating her dishes.
In addition to her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-four years, Roger Ward; sister Sue Peck; and brothers-in-law Mitchell Rider and Larry Peck.
Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Rider (Clark) of Dawsonville and Michelle Whitehead (Shane) of Murrayville; her beloved grandchildren Chelseay Frith (Chris) and Avery Whitehead (Amberly); great-grandchildren Robert, Charlee-Rae, and Ellaree; siblings Clarence (Donnas) Brown, Lynda Rider and Brenda (L.D.) Chester.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, September 11, 2022, at the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Nick Rice and the Rev. Sandy Reece will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00 PM to the service hour at the funeral home.
To share a memory of Mrs. Ward or a condolence with the family, visit
Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, 2068 Hwy. 19 North, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Funeral Date
09/11/2022 at 3:00PM
Funeral Home
Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home
2068 U.S. 19 Business , Dahlonega 30533