George S. Garner

From: The Times; October 9, 1924

          The silver cord is loosed, and the golden bowl is broken.  Again the Death Angel has visited a home and taken for his victim, the faithful husband, the kind father and good neighbor, George S. Garner, the son of W. H. Garner and wife.  George was born in Saline County March 23, 1873 and died in Topeka, Kansas September 21, 1924, aged 54 years, 5 months and 29 days.

          He was married to Miss Ida Lampkin June 25, 1897 and to this union four children were born, Mrs. Ulah Hamilton of Benton, Ill.; Mrs. Madge Curley of Murphysboro, Ill.; Mrs. Very Clark of Murphysboro, Ill.; and Mrs. Opal McPherson of East Moline, Ill.

          We indeed sorry to learn Wednesday morning that the Angel of Death had laid hands on our friend, George Garner, and had taken him to his eternal reward.  George as he was familiarly called by every man, woman and child in this community, was converted under Brother Speaks, preaching about thirteen years ago, and joined the church at Tate's Chapel December 21, 1913 and lived a true and faithful member until death.

           George was a kind hearted man and oft times would go out of his way to help a friend and neighbor.

           At the last hours he told his family that nothing stood in his way and that he was ready to go to a better place where there would be no pain and sorrow.

           He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, four daughters, one brother and four sisters, five grandchildren, and a host of friends and neighbors.

Services were conducted at Tate's Chapel by Rev. A. E. Thomas, as requested by the deceased, assisted by Rev. F. M. White.

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