Mrs. Hermanieta “ Jackie” Gardner, age 89, of Summerville, GA died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at her residence.

Mrs. Gardner was born September 22, 1922 in Lookout Mtn, GA, the daughter of the late Houston and Myrtle Lecroy Hollingsworth. She was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion, Post 129, Ladies Auxiliary, and VFW Post 6688 Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Gardner was preceded in death by her husband, Reno Gardner.

Survivors include step-children, Jean Jones and Jeanette Bomi; sisters, Christine Forester and Lois Guffy; nephews, Howard Barnes, Harry Barnes, and Darrell Barnes; niece, Karen Veal; special friends, Jim and Judy Palmour; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside and interment services will be held at 4:00 p. m. Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Wilborn officiating. Active pallbearers will be Howard Leon Barnes, Darrell Barnes, Scott Barnes, Howard Lewis Barnes, James Bowman, and Brent Barnes. Honorary pallbearers will be all members of the VFW Post 6688 Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. Gardner will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Tuesday, October 18, 2011.