January 15, 1922 - August 25, 2017
Mrs. Thelma Inez Garner, age 95, of Rockmart, GA, the Beulah Community of Paulding County, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017, at the Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center. Mrs. Garner was born on January 15, 1922, in Paulding County, GA, to the loving parents, Mr. Tyra A. Keown and Mrs. Ruby Lucille Walker Keown Baggett. Mrs. Garner loved the Lord and loved serving in her church at Beulahland Baptist Church. While her health allowed her to be, she was very active in her church and the WMU of Beulahland Baptist Church. She loved to quilt; her and the ladies of the church quilted and sold many quilts to help raise the money for the new church building. She loved to travel and see the wonderful creation her Lord had made. She loved flowers, wind chimes and spending time with her children; especially all her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Garner was a caretaker by nature and loved to be of service to others. From caring for her husband, Mr. James Steve Garner until his passing on April 3, 1980, after being married for 41 years, to caring for her son Kim, until his passing at the age of 33. Mrs. Garner even after going to live her later years out at the Paulding Nursing Center still felt the need to serve others, she would paint many pictures for the residents to brighten their days or simply just be an ear to listen to their troubles. She not only cared for the residents, but also many of the staff there as well. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Garner is survived by her Daughter, Mrs. Lucille Canik; Sons, Mr. Tyra Orell Garner, Mr. Thomas Luther Garner and Mr. Cecil Harold Garner; Sister-In-Law, Mrs. Dorothy Keown; Many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren also survive. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her Sons, Infant Kenneth Wayne Garner, Mr. Laury Kim Garner, Mr. James Robert Garner; Brothers, S.J. Keown, Ralph Keown and Jack Keown; Sisters, Wilma Baxter and Nancy Weathington. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at 2:00PM, at the Beulahland Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Bankston and Rev. Jimmy Post officiating. Mrs. Garner will Lie In State at the church on Sunday, August 27, 2017, from 1:00 PM – 2:00PM. The family will meet at the church on Sunday at 1:00 PM and Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Please join the family in honoring her life by visiting www.jeffeberhartfuneralhome.com to sign the register book and share a memory. Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Thelma Inez Garner.
Mrs. Thelma Inez Garner, age 95, of Rockmart, GA, the Beulah Community of Paulding County, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017, at the Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center. Mrs. Garner was born on January 15, 1922, in Paulding County,... View Obituary & Service Information
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