THOMASVILLE-Teddy Ard, 74, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on Sunday, June 28, 2020.
He was born on September 5, 1945 in Florence County, SC, to the late Richard and Kathleen Joye. A resident of Thomasville most of his life, he was a former employee of the YMCA in Thomasville and he attended Hope Baptist Church in Sophia. Teddy enjoyed watching westerns, going to flea markets, working on lawn mowers and fishing at the coast. His true love and passion was spending time with his family; and with his friends at McDonalds, in Thomasville. He was a loving step-father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather, and will be dearly missed. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his wife, Emma Norris Ard, his step son, Danny Skipper, and a number of brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his step-daughters, Kathy Campbell and her husband, Kenny, Jean Banks and her husband, Chip, and Cindy Skipper; his brother, Bill Joye; his grandchildren, Robbie George and his wife, Janet, Christy Gibson and her husband, Ken, Shane Stevenson and his wife, Lindsay, Jamie Stevenson and his wife, Audrey, Angie Casto and her husband, Mike, Brandi Herman and her husband, Chris, Jason Cox, and Jodie Hammonds; a number of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
A service to celebrate Teddy’s life will be held on Thursday afternoon, July 2, at 1 o’clock, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, with Pastor Jamie Stevenson and Pastor Robbie George officiating. The committal service will follow at Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. His family will greet friends following the committal service.
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