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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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July 7, 1999       Page 6B


mr. perry willis (bill) Garner


Mr. Perry Willis (Bill) Garner, age 74, of River Road, Blairsville, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 1999 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.

Mr. Garner was born on August 2, 1924, the son of the late Samuel Newton Garner and Pita Ola Gilliam Garner.  Before Mr. Garners retirement, he was employed as a mechanic with Akers Motor Lines of Atlanta for over twenty five years.

Surviving are his wife, Medley Inez Garner of Blairsville, seven children, Bobby, Brenda, and Danny Garner of Greenwood, South Carolina; Kenneth Garner, and Patsy Wood both of Forest Park, GA, Ray Garner of Roswell, GA; and Edward Garner of Fayetteville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Garner were held Friday, July 2, 1999 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Mountain View Funeral Home in Blairsville, with the Tev. Ronnie Abernathy officiating.  Special music was presented by Mrs. Tammy Floyd.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.