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Rebekah Scott Candler

Female 1922 - 2015  (92 years)

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  • Name Rebekah Scott Candler 
    Born 7 Aug 1922 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Feb 2015 

      Rebekah Rebekah Candler Ward died on February 12, 2015 following a recent fall. Born Rebekah Scott Candler on August 7, 1922, she was the daughter of Milton A. and Marion Symmes Candler, the great-great-great granddaughter of President Andrew Jackson, the great granddaughter of U.S. Congressman Milton A. Candler and the great granddaughter of George Washington Scott, founder of Agnes Scott College. She graduated from Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C. and married naval officer Henderson Crawford Ward in 1945. She and Dr. Ward were married for 63 years and were active members of First Presbyterian Church. Becky was a member of a church circle and a long time volunteer for Meals on Wheels and at Eggleston Hospital. She relished her role as a faculty wife and loved all things Georgia Tech. She was a member The Book Lovers Club, founded in 1921 by her mother and close Decatur friends, an avid tennis player, artist, gardener, world traveler and full time mother until the day she died. She adored her grandchildren and they her, often reminiscing of riding all over Atlanta with Nana in one of her many convertibles. She was preceded in death by her husband, and a sister, Marion Candler Emery. She is survived by her three sons, Henderson Crawford Ward, Jr. (Barbara) of La Grange, IL, Candler Symmes Ward (Debbie) of Ball Ground, GA, Charles Scott Ward (Lisa) of Atlanta. She was a loving and beloved grandmother to Catherine Lawrence Ward (Juan Villafane); Henderson Crawford Ward III (Janay); Marsha Rebekah Ward (Jim Willging); Marian Dana Ward Stanford (Jay); Charles Scott Ward, Jr. (Bailey); Elizabeth Marshall Ward; Rebekah Candler Ward; and Rachel Lawrence Ward. She was the proud great grandmother to Gaspar Manuel Villafane; Sebastian Lawrence Villafane; Henderson Crawford Ward IV; Mina Elizabeth Willging; Gwyneth Rebekah Willging; Brodie James Stanford and Marian Daphne Stanford; and is also survived by her sister-in-law Carol Ward Thomas and a daughter-in-law Diane Ward. Over the last years of her life, she was lovingly cared for by Denia Martin, Lango Thomas and Claudia Patton. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Georgia Tech Foundation in honor of Rebekah C. Ward. The Rebekah C. and Henderson C. Ward Endowment is established in the school of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at 311 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332. Interment will be at the Candler plot in Decatur Cemetery (229 Bell Street, Decatur, GA 30030) at 10:30 am, Tuesday, February 17, 2015, with a reception following at the home of Lisa and Scott Ward.

    Buried Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for Rebekah Scott Candler Ward
    Findagrave memorial for Rebekah Scott Candler Ward
    ID 142686797
    Person ID I21268  Dickinson
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2018 

    Father Milton Anthony Candler,   b. 19 Dec 1893, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1984, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Marion Yorke Symmes,   b. 8 Aug 1895, Hygeia, Robertson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1965  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 7 Jun 1916  Fulton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F6629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336457] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, (Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013).

    2. [S197] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line],, (Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2015).
      Name: Marion Candler Emrey
      [Marion C Emrey]
      [Marion Candler Candler]
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 26 Oct 1920
      Birth Place: Atlanta Fult, Georgia
      Death Date: 25 Nov 1988
      Father: Milton A Candler
      Mother: Marion Y Symmes
      SSN: 414604413
      Notes: Feb 1956: Name listed as MARION CANDLER EMREY; 20 Jan 1989: Name listed as MARION C EMREY