Mr. James LZ Ward, 71, of Marianna, FL, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at his home.
James was born on April 19, 1940, in Jackson County and had lived there for part of his life. He was a retired chief engineer working on offshore oil rigs. James served in the United States Navy for 12 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.Z. Ward and Minnie Belle (Peacock) Ward; and a daughter, Sally Deenia Ward.
Survivors include one son, Jamie Ward, and his wife, Paula, of Orlando, FL; one daughter, Lisa Rees, and her husband, Jay, of Grand Ridge, FL; two brothers, Tommy Ward and his wife, Ruby, and Gary Ward and his wife, Dorothy, all of Altha; three sisters, Sonja Finlay and her husband, Ben, Phyllis Whidden, and Darlene Vickery and her husband, Donald, all of Marianna; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
No services are planned. Memorialization will be by cremation.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).