Mrs. Frances Ward Bird, 73, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, after a long battle with cancer at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Bird, a native of Bainbridge, graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1962. She graduated from Georgia Southern College in 1966 with a bachelor of education degree and obtained her master of education degree from Georgia College & State University. Mrs. Bird retired after 27 years of teaching mathematics throughout both the U.S. and Europe. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, travelling, spending time at the beach and with her grandbabies.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Graham Bird, Ellijay; two daughters, Ashley Osborne (Aaron), Atlanta, and Allison Liggin (Len), Americus; three grandsons, Graham Liggin, Logan Osborne and Mason Osborne; a sister, Linda Maynard, Greensboro, N.C.; sister-in-law, Marion Bird Martin, Register; four nieces; one nephew and many cousins also survive.
A memorial service will be held at Ivey Funeral Home in Bainbridge, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531 Statesboro, Ga. 30459. Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on September 21, 2017