Herbert Garner 87, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst, NC, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2017,  at Needhams Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member, with the Reverend DJ Harry and Reverend Arnold Comer officiating, burial, with Military Honors, will follow in the church cemetery.

Herbert was native of Moore County.  He served his country in the United States Army. Herbert loved working with his hands and was a master carpenter. He loved the Lord and his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He enjoyed spending time with family, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Herbert was a man of few words, but he spoke volumes in the way he lived his life. He was a son of the late William and Alice Brown Garner and was preceded in death by sisters: Grace Cockman, Edna May, Flora Cagle, Donna Rose Ritter; brothers: Coolidge, Hardy and Russell Garner.

Herbert is survived by his wife of 61 years, Geneva; daughter: Kathy Elam and husband Don; grandchildren: Phil Elam, Lynn Pennington; great grandson: Logan; sisters: Texie Garner, Ethelene Davis and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Needhams Grove Baptist Church and at other times at the home of Don and Kathy Elam, 183 Cuffey Pond Road, Robbins, NC.

Memorial may be made to Needhams Grove Church, Teen Center Fund, 359 Needhams Grove Road, Seagrove, NC 27341.

Kennedy Funeral home is honored to serve the Garner family.

Online condolences may be made at ww.pinesfunerals.com  


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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Herbert was a wonderful man that we are thankful that we had the privilege to have known. Love and Prayers!

  2. So sorry about our dear Herbert’s passing. He was such a good Christian Man and we have so many pleasant memories of Herbert. He was so good to The Tracy Comer Family, he always had a special smile for us girls. We know you all will miss him, but PRAISE G

  3. Dear Geneva and family,

    So saddened to hear of the death of your husband, Herbert. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May God continue to ‘Bless You’ as you continue your journey. I send my love.

  4. Dear Geneva,

    We were so deeply saddened to learn of the loss of your dear husband, Mr. Herbert Garner…He was one of our first friends and helpers when we came home here to Robbins 20 years ago…He came and did all kinds of work on this old house

  5. So sorry to hear of Herbert passing, He was a sweet humble Man, always a kind word to say, May God confort you at this time .

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