|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1942|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 2013|
Family-Placed Death Notice
CASH, Theodore Theodore D. (Ted) Cash, age 71, of Stockbridge, Georgia, died September 23, 2013 after a long struggle with heart disease. Mr. Cash was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was a graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School and John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science. He was a member of Grace Atlanta Bible Church and an avid student of the Bible. He enjoyed playing golf, loved music and was the organizer of each Easter Sunrise Service and Memorial Day Celebration at Fairview Memorial Gardens in which he took great pride. Ted was the nephew of Horis A. Ward, founder of Horis A. Ward Funeral Homes and Fairview Memorial Gardens and worked in the family business for 54 years as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. During those years he helped thousands of families through a very difficult time in their lives.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Rosser Cash, Stockbridge, daughters Lana Cash, Stockbridge, Amy Cash Pritchard and husband Col. Robert W. Pritchard, Palm Springs, CA.; grandchildren Jack and Maria Pritchard, Palm Springs, CA. sister Juanita Cronic, Lawrenceville, GA. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday September 26, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Mount Carmel Christian Church, 6015 Old Stone Mountain Road, Stone Mountain, GA. with remains placed in-state at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Joe Hughes and Alec Ward will officiate. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 - 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Those desiring may make contributions to Wounded Warriors Foundation, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge, Georgia (770)474-1231
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from September 24 to September 25, 2013
Ted Cash, 71: Funeral director comforted all
Posted: 12:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
By Haley Castillo
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Since his first job as an apprentice in his uncle's funeral home, Ted Cash knew he wanted to spend his career helping families through difficult times. For the next 54 years, he worked as an embalmer and funeral director at the Horis A. Ward Funeral Home and Fairview Memorial Gardens.
Customers of the funeral home asked for Cash even when they knew it was his day off. Warmhearted and comforting, he went to the aid of anybody who needed him, said his wife, Nancy Rosser Cash.
"He was what you would call a real hometown funeral director," she said. "People would call and he would go in no matter what he had planned."
In the early 1960s, Cash attended the John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science, where he learned restorative art and embalming. He had exceptional sculpting skills, enabling him to bring the look of life back to the dead, said his cousin, Alec Ward.
"He was a very good embalmer," he said. "He was very good at bringing people back to their life-like appearance."
Theodore "Ted" Dwain Cash, of Stockbridge, died Monday from complications of heart disease at Piedmont Hospital, his wife said. He was 71.
A funeral was held Thursday at Mount Carmel Christian Church in Stone Mountain. Interment followed immediately at the Fairview Memorial Gardens where he worked. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Cash took great pride in organizing the memorial gardens' Easter Sunday sunrise services. He also coordinated several patriotic services including the annual Memorial Day celebration, for which he arranged the placement of more than 700 flags at the graves of those who served the country, Ward said.
Always putting others before himself, Cash devoted all his time to his friends, family and customers. No matter what somebody was going through, he would do whatever he could to raise their spirits, his wife said.
"He was always trying to meet the needs of others," she said. "He was the best funeral director in the world."
In addition to his wife, Cash is survived by two daughters, Lana Cash of Stockbridge and Amy Cash Pritchard of Stockbridge; one sister, Juanita Cronic of Lawrenceville; and two grandchildren.
Fairview Memorial Gardens
Created by: Jeff Goodwin
Record added: Sep 23, 2013
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