Jacksonville - Funeral service for Ms. Obie Umphrey Gardner, 94, will be Friday, July 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel. The Rev. Jim Wilson will be officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Ms. Gardner died on Monday, July 15, 2013, at RMC in Anniston. She is survived by her daughter, Margie McAbee and her husband, Robert, of Dahlonega, Ga.; her son, Jerry Gardner and his wife, Maybell, of Jacksonville; her brother, Homer Umphrey, of Huntsville; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Gardner and his wife, Sherry, Mark Gardner and Simon G. McAbee; six great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Ms. Gardner was a member of the First Baptist Church of Williams. She was an avid gardener and loved quilting and cooking. Ms. Gardner was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Barnie H. Gardner. Online condolences to the family at: www.klbrownfuneralhome.com.
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