Nola Jane Ward 72, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023. Nola was born on May 17, 1950, in Elkhorn City, Kentucky to Robert and Bessie Mullins. She moved to Okaloosa County at a young age and has been a resident ever since.
Nola and her husband, Dan Ward, owned & operated Gulf Coast Tire & Automotive and a sports memorabilia store, All Star Sports Cards & Collectables in Mary Esther, Florida.
As local business owners, they were actively involved in their community with sponsorships and events. Dan and Nola would receive numerous awards for all their community support.
Nola was a southern Baptist by faith and an avid self-taught painter.
Nola is preceded in death by her father, Robert Roscoe Mullins, mother, Bessie Faye Henry, stepfather, Daniel Patrick Henry, brothers, Jerry Gene Mullins and John Robert Mullins, sister, Patricia Faye Sansbury.
Nola is survived by two children, Janie Dardon (Rich) and Tim Philman, sister, Penny Wynne, five grandchildren, D.J. Dardon, Kelsie Dardon, Jordan Philman, Mariah Herbert (Lydell Herbert Jr.) and Tristan Philman numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023, beginning at 5:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Pastor Jim Stickle officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 29, 2023, from 4-5 pm at the funeral home.
You may leave your condolences at www.brackneyfuneralservice.com