James Harvey Willyard (Jim), 75 of Eatonton, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016. Jim was born in San Antonio Texas on July 5, 1941. He was married to Hazel Willyard and was a loving, devoted husband. He served four years in the United States Navy, later became a police officer in Boston and retired from the force as a police Lieutenant. He is survived by wife, Hazel Willyard; daughters, Lisa Habberfield, Janice Rogers and Justine Davis; step daughters, Susan Gailey and Rose Anne Garrison; sons, James Willyard Jr., James Willyard and Donnie Willyard; grandchildren, Kage and Keith Habberfield, Janava Rogers,Tanya Davis and James David Willyard; step grandchildren, Josh, Wes and Lauren Garrison, Jimmy and Anna Gailey, and step great grandchildren, Emma and Hattie Garrison. The funeral service will be held Thursday, July 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Wages and Sons Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home two hours prior to the service at 11:00 a.m.

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  1. Dear Hazel and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know these last few weeks have been very difficult. I pray God will give you strength and peace during this time of grieving. I’m sorry I cannot be there Thursday but I hope to see you soon. Much love, Barbara

  2. Dad love you so much ,see you one day again RIP mom Hazel ,we love you dearly ,in case we don’t make it see you soon . my love to the rest of the family. With Gods Blessing we will make it through this. Love ..Janice Rogers and son Genava Hill

  3. Dad , thank you for last summer. it was quality time and love I truly enjoyed..and will always remember .all the Love that was there! thank you for Mom Hazel and ALL my brothers and sisters .. there is no step or half in family ,love you all may God be with us all .. It don’t end here, All Love until we see you again…Love Justine and husband James Davis and family (9 kids and 14 grandchildren together)

  4. Hazel.I was shocked to hear about Jim. Sorry for your loss. I will not be Abel to come. Praying for you. Its painful . God knows us and lift us up.God bless and god be with you in the the day that will come. I pray that god will give you comfort and strength to do what you must. God bless you are loved. Howard.

  5. Dear Lord,
    Thank you for the times I can cherish with my father. I will ne at his services in spirit only. I am so grateful that you gave me the opportunity to hold my father’s hand one last time, read passages from Uncle Joe’s book to him, talk to him about life and thank him for everything he has done. I will see him when I look at my children and our family for the strong Willyard trait shows in all of us. I am proud to be a daughter of such a strong man,veteran, police officer, and a kind, gentle, big hearted person. It is his time to to be an angel with his mother Lottie Mae Higdon and brother Joseph Willyard. God bless us all and rest in peace Dad. We will love you forever and reunite one day in happiness. Thank you Hazel and family for giving dad such love over the years and for everything you have done. You will always be in my heart and I will see you again. Love Lisa.

  6. May God give you peace and comfort during this most dificult time. God promises to remove the pain and heartaches of sickness and death (Rev 21:3,4). Thus Jesus said that we will see them again, he even showed us what he will do when he raised Lazarus and others. As you reflect on Mr. Will yard reflect on God’s promises. What a precious hope!

  7. Hazel,
    I just found out about Jim’s death and I am so so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and I know your pain is unbearable right now. You are such a good Christian lady and I pray God holds you close and provides you with the comfort you will need during the days ahead. You and Jim were both so good to all of my family and we considered you both our extended family. We love you Hazel and you will be forever in my heart.

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