MRS. BEATRICE GARDNER, age 92, of Forster Street, Lyerly, Georgia passed away Monday, February 27, 2017, in a Rome health care. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, She was born to the late William Oscar and Grace Beatrice Garner Reece, on May 31, 1924. Mrs. Gardner was a member of Lyerly United Methodist Church, and served as Membership Secretary and Historian of the church; she was also a member of the W. M. U. of Lyerly United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, the late Benjamin F. (Ben) Gardner.
Surviving are daughters and spouse, Mary Elizabeth Clements of Silver Creek and Patricia & Artie Pledger of Lyerly; son and spouse, Butch & Nancy Gardner of Summerville; brother, Frank A. Reece of Lyerly; special friend, Rose Jackson; nine Grandchildren, twenty four Great Grandchildren, and four Great Great Grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 1st, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Brett Clements and Rev. Marshall Bryan officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Rev. Shane Clements, Rev. Ben Clements, Tyler W. Pledger, Corey Wells, Nick Robinson, and Guthrie Frazier; Honorary Pallbearers, members of the Lyerly United Methodist Church W. M. U. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 P.M. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the Family suggests contributions to the Lyerly United Methodist Church W. M. U.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.