Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mavis Garner

Mrs. Mavis Garner, 79, passed away at Oktibbeha County Hospital on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, in Starkville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Morgan Chapel Baptist in Sturgis, Mississippi, on Friday, October 29, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2010, at Morgan Chapel Baptist Church with interment following in Morgan Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Ralph Windle officiating. Mrs. Garner was born November 8, 1930, to Sula and Leonard Collier. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James Ray Garner of Sturgis; three daughters, Beth Hathcock of Cedar Bluff, Mississippi, Amy Smith of Nesbit, Mississippi, and Meg Gregory of Sturgis, Mississippi; one son, Dennis Garner; 11 grandchildren, Joshua Hathcock, Jeremy Hathcock, Lainee Smith Jeffers, Nikki Smith Wood, Shelby Smith, Cager Garner, Travis Garner, Joby Garner, Will Gregory, Evan Gregory, and Emily Gregory; three great-grandchildren, Avery Garner, Julieanne Wood, and Camilla Jeffers; one niece, Charlene Doss and one great-niece, Joanne Doss both of Mathiston. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sula M. and Leonard M. Collier; one brother, Charlie B. Collier; and one sister, Bonnie B. Collier.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Hathcock, Jeremy Hathcock, Cager Garner, Travis Garner, Joby Garner, Will Gregory, and Evan Gregory. Memorials can be made to Morgan Chapel Baptist Church, Sturgis, MS. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, Mississippi, is handling the arrangements.