Ann Ward Frentress Mench Ann Ward Frentress Mench, age 82, passed away peacefully on June, 11, 2018. Ann, daughter of Oscar and Geraldine Ward, was born on July 30, 1935 in Dexter, Georgia and grew up nearby on the Ward family farm. After graduating from Dexter High School, Ann moved to Atlanta to attend the Atlanta Business College for Women. Her career in customer service and sales with Southern Bell/AT&T spanned 30 years. Ann married Zane Frentress and raised their two children in Atlanta, Greenville, SC, and the Smoke Rise community of Stone Mountain, Georgia where she resided until her passing. She had been an active member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church since 1979. Ann was an avid tennis player and enjoyed gardening, walking, reading, needlework, puzzles, and most of all, traveling. Her early travels with the Smoke Rise Baptist Church group took her to Canada, Europe, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand. Ann met her second husband, John Mench, in Spain. The two continued to travel throughout their twenty-year marriage. Ann’s family includes her sister, Joyce Mullis and family, her brother, Roy Ward and family, her husband, John Mench, her daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Daniel Murray, her son and daughter-in-law, Brian Frentress and Trina Jang, her stepson and daughter-in-law, William and April Mench, and her grandchildren - Ben Murray and his wife, Stevie Hamlin, Sean Murray, Stella Frentress, Mackaylee Mench and Madeline Mench. A memorial service for Ann will be held at Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Georgia, on Friday, June 15th, at 10:00 a.m., and an interment service will take place at 3:30 p.m. later that afternoon at Dublin Memorial Gardens, Dublin, Georgia. Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday evening, June 14th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Stone Mountain. In lieu of flowers, Ann’s family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Smoke Rise Baptist Church.

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  1. So sorry to hear about Ann. She was always so good to me and I love her dearly. John, Tammy, and Brian, you were wonderful,devoted caregivers. I rejoice that she is with her heavenly father now and her pain is gone. Love, Charlotte

  2. We were so sorry to hear about Ann. I remember all the good times I had when I was younger and went to stay with her and how good she was to us when Daddy was in Atlanta at Emory. I will miss her even though I didn’t get to see her much, I loved her very much. I am so thankful she had John, Tammy and Brian to take care of her when she was so sick. We will be praying for all of you. Love to all of you, Cheryl

  3. Sorry to hear about your lost I know it can be difficult to see the brighter side of things when we are faced with these trials but god does promise us that we will have a ressurection and soon we will be reunited with our loved ones again my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family (acts 24:15)

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