The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


June 28, 2014

Charles Garner

— Charles Winston Garner, 77, of Anderson died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at UAB Hospital.

He served as a minister, retired from Lauderdale County Board of Education and sang gospel music for over 40 years, many with the Victory Singers.

Visitation is noon until 2 p.m. Sunday at Rogersville Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow immediately in the chapel with T.R. Williams, Morlan Ezell and Junior Daniels officiating.  Burial will be Corum Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Kyle Garner, Jeremy Huckaba, Josh Howard, Jonathon Howard, Shannon Grisham, Ward Grisham and Channing Grisham.

Mr. Garner was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Pearl Garner; infant son, Benji; grandson, Charles Robert; and brother, Bobby Jo Garner. 

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Joyce Garner; children, Sonya (Barry) Howard and Winston (Leanne) Garner; grandchildren, Jeremy, Kyle (Cayla), Brandon, Josh and Jonathon; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Karsyn; and sister, Judy (Jimmy) Grisham.

Charles was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He will be dearly missed.

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