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Funeral services will be held Friday, February 17, 2012 at 11:00 am at Santee United Methodist Church in Bassfield, MS for Mr. Jimmy Ray Garner, age 69, who passed away on February 13, 2012. Interment will follow at King Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012 beginning at 5:30 PM at Saulters Moore Funeral Home in Prentiss, MS and the body will lie in state one hour prior to the service on Friday, Feb. 17 at the church. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss is in charge of all arrangements.
A native of Jefferson Davis County, Jimmy Ray Garner was born on July 17, 1942 in the Granby Community of Prentiss, MS. He was the son of Ray and Annie Lou King Garner. He graduated from Prentiss High School in 1960 and then attended Pearl River Junior College. He began his career with the MS Highway Department drafting road maps in Jackson, MS before moving back to his hometown. He cared for and lived with his parents for several years before their deaths. In Nov. 2000, he moved to the Jackson/Clinton, MS area where he resided until the time of his death.
Jimmy Ray's life on earth came to an end after a courageous three year battle with cancer at MS Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS under the care of Hospice Ministries, Inc. The families deepest appreciation goes out to the many individuals who assisted with his care over the last three years.
Mr. Garner is survived by his four sisters, Syble G. Jones (Buster) of Natchez, Shirley G. Thiac (Philip) of Jackson, Sandra G. Little (Harvey) of Jackson and Sarah G. Pardue (Douglas) of Hattiesburg; numerous nieces and nephews; and two aunts. He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.
Saulters-Moore Funeral Home - Prentiss
2714 Columbia Avenue
Prentiss, MS 39474
Published in Clarion Ledger on Feb. 15, 2012