Reverend Clarence Garner, Sr. 87, Hwy 705, Eagle Springs, NC  died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC.


Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Mamie Alley and Reverend Tommy Sweeley officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Clarence was a native of Moore County, born October 26, 1927. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and a great grandfather.  He graduated from Duke Divinity School in 1971 and served as an ordained minister with the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church for over 30 years.  


Clarence was a son of the late J. T. and Mattie Garner.  He is survived by one brother Clyde Garner of Winston Salem.


Clarence is survived by his wife of 65  years, Elgie;  son: Clarence Garner, Jr. and wife Debbie,  

daughter; Rosemary, son James and wife Tanya; 7 grandsons and 6 great grandchildren.   


The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Friday, December 12, 2014  at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home.


In lieu of flowers  memorials may be made to;  Tabernacle UMC Cemetery Fund  P. O. Box 395  Robbins, NC 27325


Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Garner Family


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  1. We are so sorry to hear of your loss! We are thinking of you and your family! We pray Gods strength and comfort and peace for you all!!

  2. Dearest Aunt Elgie, Clarence, Jr., Rosemary, and James, and Uncle Clyde

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your loved one.

    He was a very special uncle to me and I love you all lots.

    I know he is in a better place even though our hearts a

  3. Dear Rosemary, boys and family, our prayers are with all of you in your loss. Of course you know how much we miss you and how much we love having Kyle and family close by. Say hello to the boys for us since due to prior committments we are unable to be th

  4. I am saddened to hear of the death of Rev. Garner. He was my pastor at Saint Pauls United Methodist Church. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I send my love.

  5. James and family, we were so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was truly a ‘Man of God’ and will be missed by so many. You are in our prayers!

  6. You all are in my thoughts and prayers, just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you — Love you James,Tanya, Ryan and most of all love you JT !!!

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