Don Ward, age 79, of Marietta, GA, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014. Mr. Ward retired from the United States Navy and the United States Postal Service. He was a member of Yaarab Temple in Atlanta and a 43-year member of Kennesaw Mountain Shrine Club. The Ward family will receive friends Wednesday, May 14 from 5-7pm at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home, Church Street, Marietta. Funeral Services will be Thursday, May 15 at 11:00 am at Mayes Ward Chapel. Interment will follow at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park, 1861 Dallas Highway, Marietta. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Blair Ward; sister, Jacquelyn Ward of Effingham, South Carolina; daughters, Donna Brockman, Douglasville, GA, Dawn Holkenborg, Dallas, GA; step daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Michael Hemmings, Lawrenceville,GA; grandsons, Shawn Holkenborg, Jared and Hunter Hemmings; granddaughter, Madison Hemmings. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229. (513-872-6000). Mayes Ward Dobbins Funeral Home & Crematory 770-428-1511.