james shirley ard

James S. Ard, 76, of Malakoff passed away Monday, April 4, 2005, in Athens.

Husband of Hattie Jewel (Middleton) Ard; son of Wency Monroe Ard and Ethel (Smitherman) Ard.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Mr. Ard was born Nov. 4, 1928, in Corsicana.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Jewel Ard; brother, Joe Dean Ard; and sister, Verlene Derden.

Survivors include his sister, Jerry Sue Wilson of Stanford; daughter, Brenda Brown of Corsicana; sons, Jimmy Dean Scoggins of San Antonio, Edward Dale Scoggins of Haltom City, Robert Earl Scoggins of Corsicana and Steven Ray Scoggins of Freeport; five grandsons, four granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.

An online guest book is available by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the James S. Ard obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.