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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Garner obituary
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 11:49:22 -0600
Calico Rock Progress
Aug 29, 1924
Uncle Bill Garner Passed Away.
After an Illness of several days, Mr Wm. L. Garner, one of Calico Rock's
best known citizens, died at his home at 7:10 o'clock last Wednesday
evening, August 28th, 1924. His death was the result of complications,
arising mainly from the amputation of a toe several weeks ago, his system
failing to withstand the reaction from the operation in conjunction with
minor ailments. He had apparently recovered and was able to get about until
Thursday of last week, when he took to his bed, his condition growing more
serious till the end.
Deceased was 65 years of age. He was born in Bedford County, Tenn., November
25, 1858, the eldest son of the Late Mr and Mrs B. F. Garner, who moved to
the vicinity of Oxford from Tennessee when deceased, was ten years of age.
He was married to Miss Bettie Smith at Melbourne in 1881 and to this union
was born four children, who are Mrs Rosa Estes and Sterling Garner of this
place, Mrs Mamie Benbrook of Fargo, Okla., and Mrs Myrtle Goodman of Olney
Springs, Colo., all of whom were at the bedside of their father. Mr Garner
lived in this county a number of years following his marriage and later
moved to Hardy, where he resided until about seventeen years ago, when he
moved to Calico Rock. he was in the hotel business here a few years and
later engaged in the milling business. For the past four or five years he
has been in the restaurant and grocery business.
In the death of "Uncle Bill" Garner the town and community loses a good
citizen, friend and neighbor. But few there are who commanded more
friendship and esteem that he from the many who knew him and met him in the
daily walk of life. His jovial turn, manner of frankness and kindly spirit
mad him a rare character, whose friendship and association endeared him with
all and many expressions of regret and sorrow were the result of his demise.
Besides his wife and children, deceased is survived by three brothers - A.
B. and J. T. Garner of Calico Rock and U. S. Garner of Newburg.
Burial took place in the Calico Rock cemetery Thursday afternoon at four o'
clock, services being held at the grave by elder D. A. Hively of this place
and J. W. Pearson of Oxford.
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