Mr. Carlton Odell Garner, age 72, of Duluth, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Humboldt Medical Center in Humboldt, Tennessee.

A native of Chattooga County, Mr. Garner was born June 1, 1936, son of the late Sam B. Garner and Grace Bailey Garner.  He was a member of the Doraville First Baptist Church, a United States Air Force Veteran, and prior to retirement, was employed with General Electric in Doraville, GA.

Mr. Garner is survived by his wife, Shelby Jean Garner of Summerville; Daughters, Janice Cohen, Sugar Hill, GA, Sherri Garner, Duluth, GA, Tonya Rafferty, Austin, AR, Debbie Aldridge and Lynn Dover of Trion; Step-daughters, Marilyn Doremus, Donna Peppers, and Tina Hale; Brothers, Sam B. Garner, Jr., Morrow, GA, Lloyd Garner, Conyers, GA; Sisters, Patricia Garner, and Delores Hayes, Dacula, GA and Lena Mae Scoggins, Orlando, FL.; 13 grandchildren also survive.

Graveside and Interment services for Mr. Garner will be held Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 4:00 P.M. in the West Hill Cemetery with Rev. Billy Wright officiating.  Pallbearers will be Mark Cohen, Jeff Rafferty, Shaka Zulu, and Dan Cooper. 

Mr. Garner will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 2:00 P.M. until the funeral hour.

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