Bowers Gnann Jr., 92, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at Effingham Hospital.
The Guest Book is expired.
The Effingham County native was an active, lifelong member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church. He was a farmer and the founder of Gnann's Fix-it Shop. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and was preceded in death by his parents, C. Bowers Gnann Sr. and Althea Exley Gnann, and sister, Pauline G. Seckinger.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Helen Grovenstein Gnann; three sons, Howard (Gail) Gnann of Aiken, S.C., Clarence (Angie) Gnann of Springfield, and Charlie Gnann of Springfield; two daughters, Betty Jean (Benny) Ferguson of Springfield and Margaret (Adlai) Platt of Pace, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home.
The funeral was Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Jerusalem Lutheran Church.
Interment followed at Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 2966 Ebenezer Rd., Rincon, GA 31326.
Published in Effingham Herald from Feb. 23 to Mar. 25, 2013