Gloria Jean Woodard Nash, 62, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at her residence. Gloria was born Sept. 10, 1949 in Jacksonville, FL and had resided in Baxley most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church. Ms. Nash was preceded in death by her son, Allen Beach and a sister, Pam Woodard. She was the daughter of the Rev. Mike Woodard and the late Sleeta Leigh White Woodard.
Survivors include two daughters, Tamara Leigh Brown and husband, Kristopher, of Savannah and Shellie Simmons and husband, Jeffery, of Baxley; her father, Rev. Mike Woodard; one sister, Sue Ellen Woodard of Baxley; one brother, Denny Woodard of Baxley; two granddaughters, Haley and Megan Simmons of Baxley; two grandsons, Bill and Jacob Dittenber of Savannah; several nieces and nephews and other family also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 in the chapel of David E. Miles Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Conyers officiating. Interment will follow at a later date.
Musical selections were rendered by Candice Branch.
Arrangements were under the direction of David E. Miles Funeral Home.