Funeral services for Ethel Timmons Willard, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019 in the chapel of Hughes & Wright Funeral Home. The family will receive friends beginning one hour before the funeral. She will be buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
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She was born in Cordele to James Rhollie Timmons and Nannie Mae Thomason Timmons. She is the widow of Jackie Lee Willard. She is preceded in death by her sons: James Wesley Willard and Jackie Dennis Willard; and her siblings: Ruth T. Clayton, James L. Timmons and Marvin Timmons.
Mrs. Willard was a Baptist and enjoyed collecting antiques. She was a former ceramic shop owner and an avid reader. She was a retired insurance clerk for Crisp Regional Hospital.
She is survived by her sister: Faustine (Grady) Wiley of Cordele; her grandchildren: T. J. Willard, Erica Willard Chamber, Elizabeth Willard and Natalee Willard; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.