As friends and family prepare to lay Johnathan "John" Luke Woodard to rest, a fund has been set up in his memory.
Donations may be made to the John Woodard Fund, c/o Morris Bank, 110 Bill Conn Parkway, Gray, Ga., 31032.
Woodard, 14, was shot to death near midnight Saturday when he was lurking in a yard about a mile from his home on Will Jackson Road.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Hart's Mortuary, Jones County Chapel at 307 Pecan Lane in Gray and graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Juliette Cemetery, 183 J.H. Aldridge Dr. in Juliette.
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The 9th Grade Academy Student suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the neck late Saturday night on the property of Randy William McCaw on Barron Russell Road near the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge.
The Jones County Sheriff's Office reported Woodard had a knife and was dressed in camouflage and a mask when he was seen lurking outside McCaw's home. A toy gun and bow also were found nearby.
While McCaw's roommate was reporting a prowler to 911, McCaw fired a shot as McCaw turned toward him, investigators said.
The teen, who was bi-polar and had attention deficit hyperactive disorder, was pronounced dead on McCaw's property early Sunday morning.