Neuby Clarence Garner, 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at FirsHealth Hospice House, surrounded by his family.

Funeral service will be Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 3:00 PM  at Putnam Friends Church, with the Reverend Robert Kidd and Reverend Billy Joe Brady officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2:00 PM.

Neuby was a native of Moore County. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather.  Neuby worked hard for the majority of his life in a textile mill in Robbins, NC. He was a kind, loving and compassionate  friend to many people. He was a son of the late Delaney and Etta Wallace Garner and was preceded in death by wife of 53 years, Mary Sue Garner.

Newby is survived by daughter: Betty Worsham and husband Scott, of Lugoff, SC;  grandchildren: Donna Worley, Cary Shields, Curtis Worsham; great grandchildren: Jared Worley, Amber Worley, Tray Worley; sister: Maggie Ruth Garner, of Robbins, NC; brother: Winfred Garner, of Michigan; many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Garner Family.

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  1. Neuby and I were cousins. I am sorry to hear of his loss. He was a good friend and kindhearted person. My prayers are with you. Jean Garner Boone Eagle Springs NC age 90.

  2. Rembering all of you during this time!! Neuby was a very sweet and kind man to all of us at Putnam Friends!! Love all the memories shareed growing up there!! Love and prayers!!

  3. Neuby, my sweet friend, you certainly lived your testimony; a wonderful man who loved the Lord with a kind, gentle and humble spirit. The way you cared for your wife, family and friends should be an example for all men. I know you are rejoicing with them in heaven today. You were loved and will certainly be missed.

  4. Our sincere condolences at this sad time. Sending prayers for the family.Floyd Sheffield’s family

  5. He was my Grandfather.

    He was a great friend to all and an amazing man. A pillar in our family and in his community. I loved him dearly and he will be missed terribly.

  6. With Sympathy and Prayers 🙏 for all the family. Neuby was such a kind, caring person. I well remember his love for Mary Sue and how he stood by her. He will be missed by all that knew him.

  7. The best Uncle I could ever ask for!
    Neuby was always one of my biggest fans- with every NC visit and all our phone chats he always showed so much love and encouragement for myself and my kids♥️
    I have so many wonderful memories of my Uncle Neuby as a little girl visiting him every summer and continuing this tradition and doing my best to visit every year!
    He is truly one of a kind and I will miss him so much!!
    I smile and laugh about all the times he made me smile and laugh😀
    He was a role model to many and had a heart of gold🧡 Definite definition of a great man!
    My Daddy and him were so close and Went says he had one of the best big brothers and that he always took care of all the family’ Just loved listening to all of their stories when they were together!
    I know he’s in Paradise “clogging” and at peace w my Aunt MarySue💞
    I love you Uncle Neuby and will miss you so much!

  8. Papa was my Grandfather. He was the most loving, caring, funny, empathetic person I’ve ever known. His laughter was contagious and sometimes, a lot of times, we would laugh until we cried. When I was a child he would fart really loud the ask me “ what was that? What’d you do?” That was so funny to me….. he loved watching wrestling and old westerns. He will be missed …..

  9. Mr.Neuby Garner was a gentleman at Putnam Friends Church where I grew up. He was always kind and I remember him loving Mary Sue so dearly. He will be missed and I am thankful the Lord let me know him on this Earth, and made a way, through His son Jesus, to spend eternity together.

  10. Prayers for his family! My Dad, Jim Garner, and our family were very close to Neuby and his family when I grew up in Robbins. Betty Sue and my sister Pat were great friends and we all spent lots of time together while we were in school. Neuby lived a good life and will be missed terribly. 🙏

  11. Neuby worked for many years at the Robbins mill with my Dad, Glenn Crabtree.
    Daddy would often talk about Neuby and what a fine man he was to work and
    knowing what a good Christian man he was. Prayers for the family.

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