Thelma Ritter Garner 66, passed away Monday October 5, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her family.  


Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM, Friday, October 9, 2015 at Smyrna United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with the Reverend David Woodhouse officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.   


Thelma was a native of Moore County, who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved the Lord and her church family. Thelma enjoyed reading, traveling,especially to the beach and the opportunity to greet folks with her smile. She was preceded in death by her parents: Ellis and Lillie Clark Ritter; brother: Tommy Ritter; sister: Norma Maness.


Thelma is survived by her husband of 47 years, Norris Garner; daughter Brooke Myrick and husband David of Robbins; son Mark Garner and wife Candace, of Robbins; grandchildren: Dylan Moore, Shayla and Blake Garner, Austin and Luke Myrick; sisters: Inez Reynolds, Shirley Hinson and Rachel Ritter; brother; Billy Ritter and wife Wendy, brother in law: Grant Maness; many nieces, nephews and friends.


The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home.


Memorials  may be made to Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 203 Smyrna Church Road, Robbins, NC 27325 .


Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Garner Family.


Online condolences may be made at


Memories Timeline


  1. Brooke & Mark: I am sorry to hear of Miss Thelma’s passing. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rhonda & Mike

  2. We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.

    Isaiah 25:8

  3. Norris and Family we are so sorry to hear about Thelma she was a special lady always had a smile for everyone she met she was a joy to work with at Southern Garment a great friend ,she will surely be missed , heaven just gained another beautiful angel Pra

  4. You the family are in my thoughts and prayers. She always had a smile on her face & was always so happy to help each and every customer who came to Just Save Deli. I always enjoyed seeing her and speaking with her. She will be missed greatly. Heaven truly

  5. To the family: Sorry for your loss. Thelma was a sweet lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Psalms 116:15.

    Love & prayers,

    Harold, Pat, & Misty Clark

  6. Mrs. Thelma was such a blessing to me. She was always so kind to me and Tony when I stopped by the deli. I will miss her. God comfort you at this time. I will pray for you.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. God is good and he picked the perfect Angel to be with Him. I took classes with her years ago and always made my way to talk to her at Just Save. I consider her my friend and I will miss her. Let God give you strength to heal.

  8. I only learned of Thelma’s passing today and am so saddened to hear. My deepest Sympathy to the family. I met Thelma through her Uncle Eli Ritter who so wanted me to meet my ‘Twin’ – we are distant cousins. I enjoyed Thelma so much and on last visit of mi

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook