Mildred Arthur Gardner, 88 of Bedford, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born on Thursday, April 8, 1926 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Walter Henry Arthur and Winifred Crouch Arthur as well as four brothers and eight sisters. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lee Gardner. She was retired from Frank Chervan and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Surviving are her sons, Roger L. Gardner and wife, Debbie, Terry A. Gardner, both of Bedford, her daughters, Janet G. Hicks of Lynchburg, Karen G. Fulk and husband, Mike of Goode; a sister, Arline Ferguson of Huddleston, nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, five sisters-in-law as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family requests those wishing to make memorials to consider Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church Cemetery, c/o Jan P. Burnette, 6325 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston, VA 24104 or Trinity Baptist Church, 947 Lyle Street, Bedford, VA 24523. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11 am at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Vernon Delong officiating. Interment will follow in Virginia Memorial Park. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, VA 24523-1803
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2015